Thursday of the Thirty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: Rv. 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a | Ps. 100:1b-5 | Lk 21:20-28

As we come closer to the end of the Church year, we hear some predictions from Revelations and from the Gospel. At first, we hear the story of great tribulation. But, we are not to worry about this. Jesus tells us what the signs of the coming of the Kingdom will be. The passage seems too eerie. Yet it ends with the thought that the Son of Man will come with power and great glory. We are instructed to stand erect and raise our heads because redemption is at hand. We are given all that we need to be ready and to live a life full of God’s spirit and joy. If we walk on God’s path, we will never have to be concerned or fearful. God’s love will be a part of our lives, and we will be with God for eternity. The way of life is to live each day in God’s life, joy, and peace. Doing so, God will always be with us and with God on our side, there is no need to worry.

Take time today to reflect on God’s love. Find a way to remember God’s love during the day. God will always be present.

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