November 29, 2020
First Sunday of Advent
Gospel Reading For November 29
A Reading from the Gospel of Mark
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Family Faith Sharing
Theme: Active waiting
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart? What words are repeated over and over again?
Question for Children: What special things do you do to get ready for a visitor at your house? What things can you do like that to get ready for Jesus?
Question for Youth: What is one thing that you can do this week to help you remember that Jesus is coming?
Question for Adults: When you’re getting ready to receive a guest, what are some things you do? How do you apply this to receiving Christ?