“The Son of Man is coming be on your Guard”
We begin today a new year in the Church’s liturgy with the first Sunday of Advent. Most of the reading during this year, Year C in the missal, will be taken from the Gospel of Luke. Today’s Gospel comes from one of the last parts of the Gospel. We may expect it to deal with the birth of Christ, as Advent is a time to prepare for it. In fact, the reading is about his second coming. Jesus warns his disciples to be ready to meet their master. We are in Jerusalem (Lk 20 -21) and the confrontation with the Jewish authorities is going to lead to the death of Jesus. The rising from the dead, will however, overturn the apparent victory of his enemies (Lu 22-240.