On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 22, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


There are many in the world who are obstinate and refuse to listen to the call for repentance. They live only for themselves believing that survival is meant only for the fittest and so will do anything to gain more for themselves. They come and go as they please with no reverence for the Lord our God. Christ is absent from their lives. Their growing number causes the world to suffer the consequences.

The faithful have nothing to worry about, for our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ who rules over heaven and earth is with us every step of the way. He is our shepherd we know Him, we hear His voice and we follow. He will lead us home to life eternal with Him.

Lord Jesus even as the voice of the World grows louder, let me always be attentive to Your call alone. Amen

First reading
Apocalypse 14:14-19

In my vision I, John, saw a white cloud and, sitting on it, one like a son of man with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Then another angel came out of the sanctuary, and shouted aloud to the one sitting on the cloud, ‘Put your sickle in and reap: harvest time has come and the harvest of the earth is ripe.’ Then the one sitting on the cloud set his sickle to work on the earth, and the earth’s harvest was reaped.
Another angel, who also carried a sharp sickle, came out of the temple in heaven, and the angel in charge of the fire left the altar and shouted aloud to the one with the sharp sickle, ‘Put your sickle in and cut all the bunches off the vine of the earth; all its grapes are ripe.’ So the angel set his sickle to work on the earth and harvested the whole vintage of the earth and put it into a huge winepress, the winepress of God’s anger.

Gospel
Luke 21:5-11

When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now– the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’ And they put to him this question: ‘Master,’ they said ‘when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?’
‘Take care not to be deceived,’ he said ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.’

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