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November 27, 2020

Daily Reflection for Friday, November 27, 2020

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners!

We encourage you to reflect on Friday’s readings at this link:
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112720.cfm

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading:  Revelation 20:1-4, 11-21:2
Responsorial:  Psalm 84:3, 4, 5-6A and 8A
Gospel:  Luke 21:29-33

Our reflection on Friday’s readings:
in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near"
 
(Luke 21:31)

This particular Gospel requires some additional reading around the specific passage to fully understand the reference regarding “things happening.”   The “things” being referenced are at the beginning of this passage from the 21st Chapter of Luke’s Gospel:  There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky. (Luke 21:11)

Jesus foretells His second coming.  Many of us could look around the world today and say that we see these signs.  Some days I pray that He is coming soon.  I take heart in knowing that He spent part of his time walking on this earth to speak of these signs.  I believe He wanted His disciples to know the difference between signs of this world and signs of the next.

If only this “knowing” were as simple as sorting between one type of sign and another.  Even better if signs came already labeled!  Although signs are important to pay attention to, it is more important to pay attention to our hearts. 
 
Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. (Luke 21:34,35)

My heart needs attention.  I need to ensure that I am prepared by allowing my heart to feel and to notice at its deepest levels.  To prayerfully consider the signs God places in my life each day.  Signs of His faithfulness, signs of His call, and especially Signs of His love!

Won’t you join me in seeking God’s heart call?

In Heartfelt Joy,
Lynne Brennan

 

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