1st Sunday of Advent – Cycle C
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. In this season, we recall two central elements of our faith: the final coming of the Lord in glory and the incarnation of the Lord in the birth of Jesus. We hear Jesus speak to his disciples about the need for vigilance and prayer as they wait for the coming of the Son of Man in glory. We find in our Christian faith the means by which we witness to God’s unfailing love for us in all circumstances.