Sunday, November 18, 2012

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

I would like to share Fr. James McTavish, FMVD reflection on today's Gospel reading. Click here for today's reading:-

The Gospel of the 33rd Sunday can sound like the end of the world is near. Don't worry. What is coming the next Sunday is the end of the liturgical year and the Solemnity of Christ the King. All the saints had their eyes fixed on Him. We are called to be vigilant, not resting on our laurels - "I am great, I serve in the parish" or "I went to this school, seminary or that recollection, formation 5, 10, 20, 40, 50 years ago." No! Let us not stop running the race. Remember the Kingdom of Jesus does not belong to this world and that is why we pray for the intercession of the saints  to help us fix our eyes on the goal which is a life in Christ forever. But this eternal life, this everlasting friendship begins NOW! Don't wait until after death to cultivate this friendship with Jesus - it may be too late! Eternity starts here and now so let us run the race with determination.

Click here for the readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Click here in reference to the word 'race'.