A Daily Gospel Reflection
by Deacon Kurt Heinrich
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come,
Jesus said in reply,
“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’
For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”
Then he said to his disciples,
“The days will come when you will long to see
one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
There will be those who will say to you,
‘Look, there he is,’ or ‘Look, here he is.’
Do not go off, do not run in pursuit.
For just as lightning flashes
and lights up the sky from one side to the other,
so will the Son of Man be in his day.
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.”
Dear Friends and Family,
Some days we are inundated with information via social media or even a news agency and we find ourselves weary from discerning what is a rumor, a half-truth or an actual bald faced lie. We live in a world where generations of young people are continually connected with others via the internet, yet may lack rich, satisfying, personal face to face relationships. Studies show that we often stay online for fear of missing out on something. Our God steps into this world of distraction and tension, making us a promise, when the Son of Man returns, we will know it. What are we called to do as we wait for Him and the Kingdom of God in its fullness?
Love God. Love your neighbor. Live the abundant life which God has bestowed upon us. Keep the faith and know the time honored religious truths remain intact. We can love those around us, not putting off our love to another day, but rather acting in the present moment. This day let us rise to build his Kingdom by putting our love into action.