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1st Sunday of Advent, Violet

The Gospel Today

And what I say to you, I say to all: Stay awake!

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad: he has gone from home, and left his servants in charge, each with his own task; and he has told the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake, because yo do not know when the master of the house is coming – evening, midnight, cockcrow, dawn. If he comes unexpectedly he must not find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: ‘Stay awake!’