a sermon for the 1st Sunday of Advent
What would you do if you knew the world was ending tomorrow?
Most of us live as if the things we have and the things that we know will last forever. We live with a false sense of security. We live in the strongest and richest country on earth, and we imagine that it will always be so. We have the most advanced technology, the most powerful military, and the strongest economy in the world. But in today’s Gospel, Jesus confronts us with the question, “what would you do if everything you see, everything your life depended on, disappeared in an instant?”