Feast of St. Andrew Dung Lac and Companions

Dn. 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 | Ps. Dn. 3:62-67 | Lk. 21:12-19

We hear the King being judged by God for desecrating the vessels of the Temple.  Daniel is quite clear that the King and his Kingdom will suffer defeat and be conquered by the Medes and Persians.

Jesus continues to invite us to a realization that not everything about the Kingdom will be rosy.  Because some will not accept Christ and will persecute Him, so too will they be treated.  Christ tells us that we will be brought before judges, etc. and may expect to be treated in the same manner in which he was treated.  Christ continues to call us to rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us exactly what to say when we are being judged.  Jesus’ call is to trust fully in God’s power and majesty.  God will not abandon us.  We will be directed each step of the way.

Pause to think about your belief that God will provide all you need.  Rest in God’s presence.  Ask for the gift to trust God on each step of the journey.

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