by Khonzumenzi Dlamini
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Today marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. Holy Mother Church invites us to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. A season of waiting as we anticipate the Parousia (second coming of Jesus Christ). This is a period that impacts our faith since it reminds us of our ultimate end. This time helps us to remain vigilant in our homes and not lose sight of the true meaning of Christians, it prepares us to welcome the mystery of the Word incarnate.
We are also reminded today that as we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christmas, a historical event, we should also look beyond that and stay focused as we wait for the second coming of our Lord. To wait for the Lord means to place our lives unto the Lord as in the first reading according to Isaiah 64:8 “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
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