Gospel Thought for Today
26th November: Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel: Luke 21:29-33
Jesus told his disciples a parable.
“Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.
When their buds burst open,
you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near;
in the same way, when you see these things happening,
know that the Kingdom of God is near.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away
until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
A worker confided to her colleague how their manager mistreated her. Her colleague advised her to persevere in doing her job and assured her that nothing in this world is permanent, including their manager. Eventually, the manager left the department and a supportive person replaced him. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that everything that He created will end, but His words will never end. This is quite reassuring especially as we lament the various sufferings we experience or hear of in the news. One could not help but think of those countries under oppressive regimes or those in dire poverty and injustice. Jesus comforts us that all these things – including sin and death – will end. So let us not worry, but keep on working for justice and peace, because Jesus “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrew 13:8).
- What signs tell you that the Kingdom of God is near?
- How do you get ready for the coming of God’s Kingdom?
- How does Jesus’ words keep you from worrying?
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Word today. Assured by Your faithfulness, strengthen us in preparing ourselves for the coming of Your Kingdom. Amen.