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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 23, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, says the Lord. Mt 28: 20

It is with this promise and hope that we carry in our hearts that we face unafraid the challenges of today and tomorrow! We have all fallen short at one time or another but let always turn to our Lord who is our strength and our rock. It is through Him alone that we are perfected. And so sisters and brothers, let us go forth this day with perseverance and endure all that comes our way. Let us be patient, merciful and kind and strive to show only the face of our Lord whom we carry with us.

Lord Jesus help us become worthy of your love, grant us unfailing obedience to your commands. Amen

Saint Clement I & Saint Columbanus pray for us…

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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.’

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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.’