November 27 2022 Gospel Reading and Reflection

11/27/2022 (Sunday) Today’s gospel reading: Matthew 24:37-44

37 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
38 In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
39 They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
40 Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left.
42 Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
43 Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.
44 So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

11/27/2022 (Sunday) Today’s gospel reflection: Matthew 24:37-44

As we approach the season of Christmas and the coming new year, it is high time to take a look at how the year has passed and is passing. Whatever happened or is still happening, we give thanks to the Lord because we are still alive which means we have all the opportunities to make thing right or better. With or without regrets, let us now turn to what is forthcoming and make a fresh start. We may have lost one or two or even more loved ones but the fact that we are left behind means we still have mission to accomplish.

We are surely next in line but the gospel reading above is very clear that we do not know when our time comes or when Jesus comes again and the end of the world as we know it is fully realized. Just like the people who asked John the Baptist, “What shall we do?” (LK 3:10-18), we ask the same question now. What shall we do to prepare for the coming of Jesus into our life? We listen again to John through the gospel. He says that we learn to share our possessions with the needy, to put an end to injustice, to cease accusing others falsely, and to be contented with what we have. In other words, he is exhorting us to repent and start doing good to others. To repent is to make Jesus’ path straight, to remove the garbage, weeds and other unnecessary things that prevent Him from coming into life and helping us grow in faith, hope and love.

May the season of Christmas bring us not only joy but also wisdom so that we may become wiser than before. That whatever mistakes we have done in the year that is about to pass will not be repeated. More importantly, may the Christmas season be also a season of discernment for the will of God to be made clearer to us.

Go here to read further gospel reflection.

Gospel Reading with Reflection for November 27, 2022
Gospel Reading with Reflection for November 27, 2022

Any comment?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.