Serving the Word: 23rd November


Luke 21:5-11:

“Jesus said to them, “Many will come usurping my name, saying, “I am he,” or, “The time is near”; do not go after them.”


Nothing could be further from Jesus’ way of thinking and feeling than to want to frighten us with predictions of wars and disasters.

Jesus is not a prophet of calamity, but of peace, joy, hope and salvation.

What he wants to teach us in this gospel is that we should be vigilant, as faithful servants, so that his love and salvation may always triumph.

He wants us to know how to read the signs of the times in everyday life.

He wants us not to allow ourselves to be deceived and be dumbfounded by those who would usurp his name by promising false salvation or making spectacular gestures.

He wants us to work to build the present by living an authentic and coherent life. He wants us to approach life from his Gospel because it is the only and best way to discover God’s will and to prepare ourselves for his mysterious and saving coming.

Build your life on the firm rock that is Jesus Christ and have no fear whatsoever.

Let him be your guide and teacher in all your actions.

Good day.

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf


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