Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Nov 29, 2017
Advent is a season when we look forward to the coming of Jesus, both His first coming born in Bethlehem and his second coming in power and great glory - are we ready? 'Be on your guard.' ‘KEEP AWAKE!
LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK
Today we start a new Christian year and that is marked in our lectionary by our gospel readings coming from St. Mark.
Mark is unusual as it is the only synoptic gospel which does not give an account of the birth of Jesus.
But it does speak of when