Sunday 13 November 2022
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Malachi 3:19-20. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice – Psalm 97(98):5-9. 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12. Luke 21:5-19.
This will be your opportunity to bear witness
Today’s readings speak of the end times. In the Gospel Jesus warns his followers to be wary of losing faith or placing faith in false messiahs during times of crisis. With the reality of wars, talk of financial crisis and numerous prophets of doom in our own time, it can be tempting to think of faith as irrelevant in the face of such immense suffering.
However, Jesus reminds us to hold fast when assailed by crisis and remember that he is the Lord who comes to rule the earth with justice. ‘Your endurance will win you your lives.’