First Sunday of Advent • Year B

It is good for us to hear again the stories of God who has journeyed with us from the beginning and who in the fullness of time took on flesh and came to walk in the world with us. We need to hear the story again, because often we forget. We forget what Jesus brought us and gave us. We get drowsy and overloaded with the anxieties of life. So in the Gospel Jesus tells us as he told his listeners: It is like a man traveling abroad…[who] places his servants in charge…and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch…. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.