Catholic Kids Homilies – Advent 1C

By | September 13, 2019

This week is the first week of Advent, the
beginning of a new liturgical year. But, today, in the Gospel of Luke, we hear
Jesus talking about the end of everything. Jesus says, “There will be signs in the
sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay.” It’s like the opposite of Genesis when God
made the world and put things in order. Here, the world is falling apart into chaos. What does this reading have to do with Advent? Well it shows things don’t last forever. Even people don’t last forever. We can’t rely too much on stuff here on
Earth. Families, countries, and nature all change. But after everything falls apart, we hear
in the Gospel, “they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory.” This is Jesus. He isn’t a person who will pass away. He is God. He is eternal. He isn’t from this world and he lasts even
when the world doesn’t. So even though the world and the things on
it are wonderful because God made them, the world isn’t the best thing because it passes
away. We don’t have to be afraid because we rely
on God who never ends and whose love lasts forever. He is coming in this season of Advent. The word advent comes from the Latin meaning
“to come.” Jesus is coming and we have to get our hearts

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