Daily Gospel Reflection for November 16, 2018


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.


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


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, Super Girls and Halo, and Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love 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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