Daily Gospel Reflection for November 16, 2018

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Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:26-37

Today’s Gospel got my attention and shook me up a little. Let’s call it a reality check; it’s not enough to to blithely live our lives being “good.” Our judgment will come, and we must be ready – ready as faithful and committed Christians. Those who are caught by surprise will face condemnation.

Rather than frighten me, this Gospel encourages me to double-up my efforts to grow in faith. I don’t want to get too comfortable and consumed by the distractions of the world and lose my salvation, but rather, put my faith into action and seek the Lord in all I do.

Ponder:

Consider how you spend your day. What occupies your time? Can you set aside a portion of that time for Christ?

Pray:

Lord, inflame me with the desire to seek You, serve You, and wait with joyful anticipation for the day You come for me.


Copyright 2018 Maria Morera Johnson

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Maria Morera Johnson, author of My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live and Super Girls and Halos: My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue, writes about all the things that she loves. A cradle Catholic, she struggles with living in the world but not being of it, and blogs about those successes and failures, too.

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