This Sunday marks the first Sunday of the season of Advent. Every first Sunday of Advent, the church appoints the gospel reading to be one in which Jesus goes apocalyptic. Look, our Lord will say this week, for the sun to darken, for the moon to stop giving its light, and for the stars to fall. Why this reading, why this sermon from Jesus, as we begin decking the halls with our festive ornamentation? Let’s think about it this Sunday.