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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 28, 2012 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Today, rarely will we ever face bloody persecutions for the sake of Christ, but un-bloody persecutions do exist for those who love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Such persecutions can from the media, atheist intellectuals who denounce God’s existence, those who want us to tolerate issues against the sanctity of marriage such as gay marriages and contraception, friends and family who insists that all religions are one and the same instead of truly embracing their faith and the Church established by Christ, and many other such persecutions.

Let us remain faithful and pray for endurance that will win us favour with the Lord our God. Amen

Luke 21:12-19

Jesus said: Men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’