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'If this is the end, then I'm ready for it.' Sunday Reflections, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Young Jew as Christ, Rembrandt [Web Gallery of Art]
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Gospel Mark 13:33-37 (NRSV,CatholicEd .)

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’

Liam Whelan (1 April 1935 - 5 February 1958)
If this is the end, then I'm ready for it.
These were the last words of Liam Whelan who died in a plane crash at Munich Airport on 6 February 1958 along with other members of the Manche…

'For the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.' Sunday Reflections, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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St Francis and Brother Leo Meditating on Death El Greco, 1600-02 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [Web Gallery of Art]
GospelLuke 12:32-48 NRSV Jesus said to his disciples:  “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit;be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks.Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them.If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, hewould not have let his house be broken into.You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” A stamp with Liam Whelan's photo, issued by An Post, the Irish Postal Service, for the 50th anniversary of the Munich Disaster. The clock is…

'Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.' Sunday Reflections, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

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YoungJew as Christ, Rembrandt, c.1656 Staatliche Museen, Berlin [Web Gallery of Art] Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel Mark 13:33-37(New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disciples: Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn,or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” Liam Whelan  (1 April 1935 - 5 February 1958) If this is the end, then I'm ready for it.  These were the last words of Liam Whelan who died in a plane crash at Munich…

'You also must be ready.' Sunday Reflections, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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St Francis and Brother Leo meditating on death, El Greco, 1600-02 [Web Gallery of Art]
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Gospel Luke 12:32-48 [shorter: 35-40] (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
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Jesus said to his disciples:
"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
"Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks.  Blesse…