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Sunday Reflection – 06 November 2022

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Also Read: Mass Readings for 06 November 2022 Homily for 06 November 2022 – Sunday

First Reading: Second Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14

When he was near death, he said, “One cannot but choose to die at the hands of mortals and to cherish the hope God gives of being raised again by him. But for you there will be no resurrection to life!” (14)

The martyrdom story of the seven brothers and their mother must remind us to remain faithful to the Bible and the Church. We may not face a tyrant directly today, but we could face an enemy who prowls about seeking to steal, kill and destroy us. He may target our weakest areas in spiritual battles daily. We must remember then that we have a Victorious King as our brother and friend, HE never leaves us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17: 1, 5-6, 8, 15

My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. (5)

Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. (8)

Amen!

Second Reading: Second Thessalonians 2: 16 – 3: 5

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. (5)

We are blessed to have this promise and strength from the words of St. Paul. We must not lose hope or become complacent in our walk with the Lord. 

Amen!

Gospel: Luke 20: 27-38

So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor. (20)

We must not be surprised or offended when we come against opposition and criticism. Christ Jesus faced similar and even worse in HIS time on earth. But He showed us the way to handle these attacks and has poured out His Holy Spirit on us. So that when we are faced with similar strikes, we have the power, the love, and the self-discipline to conquer them all. (2Tim 1:7) 

Jesus said: I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!” (John 16:33)

We must remind ourselves of Our Lord’s words and persist in our walk with the Lord.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Alleluia! 

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhashttps://disciplediaries.wordpress.com/
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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