FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Luke’s account of the eschatological discourse is similar to the other Synoptics as the Lord emphasises the apocalyptic drama and the need to be alert for its arrival (Luke 21:25-28.34-36). In the midst of the disaster of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile, Jeremiah’s vision looks to a new era of a new ruler of the line of David (Jeremiah 33:14-16). St. Paul in the earliest writing of the New Testament urges the new Christians to continue their progress in the faith as they await the end (1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2).
Dei Verbum opens with the clear statement of God’s revelation in his powerful Word and a declaration of what Revelation is in itself (DV 1-3). This demands our listening ‘Dei Verbum audiens…’
Canon Mervyn Tower