Serving the Word: 28th November


Luke 21, 5-11

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

A few days ago we said about this passage from Luke’s Gospel that 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 watch, 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 salvations or 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 prepare ourselves for his mysterious and saving coming. Build your life on the firm rock that is Jesus Christ and have no fear whatsoever. Have him as your guide and teacher in all your actions.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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