One Minute Reflection – 18 November – Today’s Gospel: Mark 13:24–32 – Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – The Feast of the Dediciation of the Basilicas of Sts Peter and Paul and the Memorial of St Rose Philippine Duchesne RSCJ (1769-1852)
And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory…Mark 13:26
REFLECTION – “From this it follows that, at His second coming, Jesus will rule over that land of which there remains much to possess. But how blessed will be those who were His subjects from His first coming! Truly, they will be loaded with gifts in spite of the resistance of so many enemies and the attacks of so many foes, they will receive… their share of the Promised Land. But when submission has been carried out by force, on that day when “the last enemy, who is death, shall have been destroyed” (1Cor 15:26), there can be no more favour for those who refuse to submit.”…Origen (c 185-253) Father of the Church
PRAYER – Lord God, give Your Church the help of the Apostles Peter and Paul, who first brought it the knowledge of the faith, may they always obtain for it an increase of grace and continue to run with us on our journey home to You. And may the prayers of your holy apostle of prayer, St Rose Philippine Duchesne, be a succour in our trials. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, amen.