Reading 1 Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a
Responsorial Psalm Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5
Gospel Lk 21:20-28
Our salvation is not from the earth. It is not the product of human effort. Our salvation is from above, from Jesus Christ. So we should raise our hearts to heaven, the source of our salvation. Jesus will return. So as Christians, we should be a people of hope. Because Jesus has promised to return and bring us to be with him in his Father’s house, there is no need to fear the future.
Let us ask Jesus today to forgive us for the times that we worry too much and get preoccupied with the passing things of this world. Let us ask him to increase our faith in him and to help us to see his work in our lives. Let us also ask him to increase our hope that we might not get discouraged as we see our faults and lack of progress.