Wednesday 25 November 2020

About Today Readings

St Catherine of Alexandria

Apocalypse 15:1-4. Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God – Psalm 97(98):1-3, 7-9. Luke 21:12-19.

‘You will be seized and persecuted …’

It is easy enough for us to trust God when all is going well. It is when we find the going difficult that it can be much harder. We can then tend to look for help from within ourselves or from those around us.

There is a saying that when we take our eyes off God all we see are the obstacles about us. But it is precisely in those times of difficulty and hardship that Jesus is telling us to place everything in his hands. He offers help when we declare our need.

The literal situation in today’s gospel probably won’t happen to most of us, but there we read of the care Jesus has for us. He wants to help us in our smallest difficulties—if we but turn to him.

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