Theme of First Week of Advent: Hope
No one knows about that day
or hour, nor even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it
will be at the coming of the Son of May.
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they
knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all
away. That is how it will be at
the coming of the Son of Man. Two
men will be in the field, one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand
mill; one will be taken and the other left. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day
your Lord will come. But
understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the
thief was coming, he would have kept watch and wound not have let his house be
broken into. So you also must be
ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect
him. - Matthew 24:36-44
Sometimes Hope requires a good deal of patience. How do you practice patience and still remain Hopeful?
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