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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 28, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Our journey towards eternal life begins with our conviction of faith in our Lord Jesus of whom we dearly love and trust. Trust which is built upon our relationship with an all loving and faithful God who will never abandon us. Based on this truth we will proclaim Him and His kingdom. We have nothing to fear, for if we live, we live for the Lord. If we die, we die for the Lord. Whether we live or die, we will rejoice in the glory of God. For we will have eternal life with Him.

So sisters and brothers in Christ, let us repent of any evil in our lives. Turn to Him who died for us, so that we may rise in Him. To be powerful witnesses of His grace and love. So that one day soon we will all be reunited in heaven. Amen

First reading

Apocalypse 15:1-4
The victors sang the hymn of Moses and of the Lamb

What I, John, saw in heaven was a great and wonderful sign: seven angels were bringing the seven plagues that are the last of all, because they exhaust the anger of God. I seemed to see a glass lake suffused with fire, and standing by the lake of glass, those who had fought against the beast and won, and against his statue and the number which is his name. They all had harps from God, and they were singing the hymn of Moses, the servant of God, and of the Lamb:

‘How great and wonderful are all your works,
Lord God Almighty;
just and true are all your ways,
King of nations.
Who would not revere and praise your name, O Lord?
You alone are holy,
and all the pagans will come and adore you
for the many acts of justice you have shown.’

Gospel

Luke 21:12-19
Your endurance will win you your lives

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘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.’