Exhortation to Watch

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Reflection on the Gospel of the Saturday
Of The Thirty-Fourth Week In Ordinary Time

 

Luke 21:34-36

The keyword in all of today’s Gospel Reading is ‘Watchfulness’. But this watchfulness is towards self action, self movement and self desire and hope. When we loose touch of someone, it is difficult to retain real and alive memories of the person. We may remember the person fondly, and go over the appreciative moments with the person, but they are just memories. To have these memories as a powerful driving force in our lives, one need to interact with the concerned person in some real way. What I am proposing is getting in a real relationship with Jesus and engaging Him in a very real way with our understanding, and desire. One such way is getting acquainted with Him through reading and studying the Word of God. It is the source of great and immense power and clarity of thought, it drives your life to live it with the firm convictions of who Jesus is, and therefore transforms us inside out.

Today is the last day of the Liturgical Year, tomorrow we begin the new year with keeping watch for the arrival of the Messiah, through His incarnation as a human Child. Jesus’ Incarnation is theologically load and and a source of great hope. Come let us commit ourselves to reading the Bible daily. May be it is one chapter a day you choose to read, that is okay, but be at it everyday… Pray with it, ask questions and take them to the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist, share your thoughts on the reading you have done the day. Be at it, and you will experience understanding of life, you will see the bible text in a different and empowering way, and also the Lord Jesus coming to you, as you never experienced before. Try it, unless you try, you will not know the truth and the Truth sets all humanity free.

Come Holy Spirit, lead us in a new way today and forward, to read your words and grow in you.

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