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Title:Arab women grinding coffee in Palestine.
Notes:Published as a stereoscope in September 29, 1905 by Meadville, Pa. : Keystone View Company

First Sunday in Advent, Year A: This historical photograph of Palestinian women preparing food reminds us of these words from Matthew: "Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming." (Matthew 24:41-42.) The lectionary passage from Matthew describes the eschatalogical taking of souls, bodily, from the fields, from preparing the day's meal. The gospel writer impresses upon us that ordinary tasks of daily life must be accompanied by a readiness, a watchfulness, to enter Christ's kingdom.

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Scripture:Matthew 24:36-44
Lectionary links:AAdvt01

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