On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 26, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


The cheap thrills we seek, wild parties, distractions from the burdens of life does not last. Neither are they life giving. The ways of the World tries to teach us that we should live and let live, everyone is doing it and it is ok! This only drives us further from the truth.

Jesus is the source of life! Through Him living water flows. He is the vine and we are the branches. We are nourished and fruitful by being rooted through, with and in Him.

Let us remain steadfast in prayer,awake and ready to receive Him when He comes again. Amen

First reading
Apocalypse 22:1-7

The angel showed me, John, the river of life, rising from the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing crystal-clear down the middle of the city street. On either side of the river were the trees of life, which bear twelve crops of fruit in a year, one in each month, and the leaves of which are the cure for the pagans.
The ban will be lifted. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in its place in the city; his servants will worship him, they will see him face to face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. It will never be night again and they will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will be shining on them. They will reign for ever and ever.
The angel said to me, ‘All that you have written is sure and will come true: the Lord God who gives the spirit to the prophets has sent his angel to reveal to his servants what is soon to take place. Very soon now, I shall be with you again.’ Happy are those who treasure the prophetic message of this book.

Gospel
Luke 21:34-36

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.’

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