Reflections

Sunday
Jesus presents an image of the day of reckoning when he will assume the role of judge. We will be judged on our behaviour - "insofar as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you neglected to do it to me."
Christ the King Mt 25:31-46


Monday
In this world it is the big and influential people who get all the attention. Jesus' eyes are turned to the little people whose only purpose in this life is to be faithful to God and loving towards their neighbour.
Luke 21:1-4


Tuesday
Many people spend their lives building monuments for themselves forgetful of the needs of others. When our life and our world come to an end all we will have to show is the good we have done - we can take nothing else with us.
Luke 21:5-11


Wednesday
To remain faithhful to Jesus is not easy in a world that looks for fulfilment in pleasure and wealth. Jesus reminds us that our willingness to keep up the struggle is the key to our ultimate success.
Luke 21:12-19


Thursday
This reading records the call of the first disciples of Jesus.. Their response was immediate and complete.. They left everything to follow him - a total change of life. We have received the same call to follow Jesus. Am I grateful to Jesus for inviting me to join him?
St Andrew Matthew 4:18-22


Friday
We are very good at putting things off or thinking that what happens to others will not happen to us. Jesus warns us not to fool ourselves about the purpose o life and where it will all end.
Luke 21:29-33


Saturday
As the approaching end of the year reminds us hat time is running out for all of us, Jesus gives us a final piece of advice - "Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive."
Luke 21:34-36