11/25/2022 (Friday) Today’s gospel reading: Luke 21:29-33
29 Jesus told his disciples a parable. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.
30 When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near;
31 in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near.
32 Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
11/25/2022 (Friday) Today’s gospel reflection: Luke 21:29-33
The words of Jesus remain true then as now and forever. His message for us in the gospel above is for us to be detached from anything in this world that will soon pass away but always to be attached to Him because He is the eternal King. In John 15:5, He claimed to be the vine and we are the branches. Thus apart from Him, we will wither and die. Like Peter, we have no where else to go but to Jesus because He alone has the words of eternal life (John 6:68-69).
All the material things that we see around us are temporary. No matter how much they are valuable to us in this present age, they will not last forever. In fact, they may become our reason for stumbling and falling into eternal damnation. Hence, Jesus is calling us to hold on Him alone. He is our hope, the greatest manifestation of God’s mercy and love.