This Sunday is New Year’s Day, in the liturgical sense of the term. With the first Sunday of Advent, we commence the liturgical year of 2019. And New Year’s day is always a good time for resolutions, taking stock, starting over again. I want to interpret our Gospel for this Sunday, which portrays Jesus is full apocalyptic mode, in that spirit.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm – Psalm 25:4-14
Reading 2 – 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – 4:2
Gospel – Luke 21:25-36