Daily Gospel Reflection for November 29, 2018


Today’s Gospel: Luke 21:20-28

After reading a Gospel like today’s, it’s pretty hard not to either run screaming or roll your eyes.

I mean, come ON, God. I have enough drama trying to make sure no one’s feet are feeling funny (my own included).

Stepping back from the literal interpretation of this passage, I can’t help but feel like there’s a “WAKE UP!” sort of call here.

It’s the end of the liturgical year. Pretty soon we’ll be Advent-ing, and in the biz-biz-busiest time of the year.

I don’t know about you, but God often has to use a two-by-four across my head to get my attention. This Gospel is the scriptural equivalent of that.

Wake up! Pay attention! Get over yourself!

There’s important work to do, and whether it’s laundry or an oil change or a long overdue manuscript, there’s no time like the present.

Let’s embrace where we are, who we are, and what God’s asking of us.

And if there are fireworks in the sky, even better.


How do you need to “wake up” to God’s call to you?


Father, it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut with the day-to-day, even though I may love it. Hold my hand as I struggle to be more present to You today. Amen.

Copyright 2018 Sarah Reinhard

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When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.


  1. Sarah, the way you out things always makes me smile – a nice way to start the day, with a smile and a reminder. Gid bless.

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