Gospel Reflection for November 17, 2013, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 Nov

Jesus asks, “Take care not to be misled.  Many will come in my name saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is at hand.’ Do not run after them.”

Many people speak in Jesus’ name today, quoting passages like Sunday’s gospel. Luke is writing his gospel for people like us, living in the time between Jesus’ two comings, his birth and his coming in glory.  Jesus insists Christians can face terrifying events.  Faith is not certainty.  But it is trust that no other than Jesus, who passed through death to life, offers words for eternal life.  Faith in Jesus is our deepest anchor and surest model for enduring the shifts and swells of social and personal upheaval.

What most threatens the calm of your world?

What is your experience of being an outsider?

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