The Proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark,  And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.  Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.
 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.  Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come.  But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.  Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
MEDITATION: The Gospel for this first Sunday of Advent calls us to observe and to be vigilant in the arrival of the Lord. It shows that we are not supposed to enjoy the season of Advent for actually we must not so, for Advent or the arrival of the Lord is a serious matter we must meditate upon this time and not the other way around as if Advent is Christmas season already. All of us must understand that before the time of the arrival of the Lord, it must be a time of fasting, penance, sorrowing for sins, reparations, and all the other acts of prayer that must be done to show our readiness and preparedness of our souls that must be presentable in the eyes of the God until the time of His arrival. He must see that when He arrives, our souls are blameless, pure, and holy. That’s why for all of you who thinks and acts that this is the season to be jolly, you are totally, completely wrong. But do not get sad or get angry against me. Because when Christmas season snaps on its very day, know that it’s a time of rejoicing, exultation, and happy celebration! Now, let us all be clear on this. We must set matters that must be done on Advent season, and also what must we do when Christmas time comes. Advent is a time of sorrowing and making our souls righteous before the arrival of the Lord. Christmas is a time of rejoicing and making our souls radiant with indescribable love towards the Love, Mercy, compassion, salvation, and the promise of eternal life that the Lord gives at His arrival. So, we must be clear on this matter. And, do not get me wrong for even if we are sorrowing at this time of Advent, supposedly, inside of us is happiness and joy because of God, for what we are supposed to do this time of Advent is pleasing to Him and there is a hope in us that in the day of His arrival, He will attentively listen to our prayers and cries for help. In His arrival, He will save us from our pitiable conditions we are facing now.
Proceeding to the first reading (Isaiah 2:1-5) and in the Psalms (122:1-9), it is very clear that we must go on a pilgrimage going to the Church of God where God “may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” We must go and ascend to the mountain where God descends for us. Let us all shout and pray, “O Church of the Lord, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” Here, we can reason out that the Church is a person and this is no other than Mama Mary, the Church of the Lord. Mama Mary has a great part even in this time of Advent. Let us invite Mama Mary the bringer of Light, to come and walk with us in the light of the Lord. In addition to this, Mama Mary and the Catholic Church are inseparable because Mama Mary is the Catholic Church and the Catholic Church is Mama Mary. For Mama Mary is the only person that brings Jesus Christ to us. That’s why we must also go to Mama Mary so that she may bring us to her Son, Jesus Christ.
And in the second reading, St. Paul tells us today (Romans 13:11-44) that we must fully realize that our identity as Christians is a serious matter to deal with and vigilance is a must. If you will meditate on his words, you will see clearly that his preaching is very fitting for this time of Advent. We must be committed to our identity as Christians as we know that to become the disciple of the Lord is not a joke but a preaching of the Word of God on how we live our life and on our words as well. We must put on the armor of light Jesus Christ and do not make way for the desires of the flesh that bring us to darkness of sin and damnation. So we must be vigilant for our flesh is one of our enemies that we must discipline against evil and sinful inclinations.
Here are some points to consider:
1 We must call to Mama Mary and invite her to walk with us going to Jesus Christ, the light of the Lord. I exhort you to pray the Holy Rosary every day, until the hour of your death.
2. I pray you know now what is Advent and what is Christmas and what must be our proper attitude towards these wonderful and meaningful seasons.
3. I pray you know also that the Sacrament of Confession is revealed here.
4. Meditate on this sacred text: “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight his paths.”
5. Go and set the world on fire!
“Jesus, I trust in You” “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee”
To the greater glory of God!
Mary H. Distributist