“But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. And so you will bear testimony to me. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.
The Gospel of the Lord ….
The Mass intention is for Jackie Stanslaus RIP
To follow Christ is to walk upon the Via Dolorosa and to bear witness in our lives to His loving mercy and compassion towards all humankind.
What God has asked of us is our fidelity to choose to do his will always and to put our trust in Him for in Him is our certainty and security.
Therefore, we shall thank him for we are safe in God’s hand.
What awaits us is much more important, that is our place in heaven, the very centre of God’s most Sacred Heart, for it is for heaven that we are made and that’s where we belong.