Sunday Gospel Warm-up

Times that test our souls

Nov. 13, Luke 21:5-19

Our Gospel reading this Sunday has ominous overtones. Jesus speaks of world cataclysm and of His disciples undergoing persecution. The passage was relevant to Luke’s time, but it is so true that dark times come upon each of us individually and at times collectively. And if we stand in God’s truth and goodness, we should expect evil to test us and even do us harm. Jesus’ challenge – are you prepared to respond as His disciple. To make those stands is probably one of most difficult experiences that a human being can go through. Do we go with the flow or stand alone or with the few as disciples of Jesus? We should always pray to have the grace and fortitude for those dark times.