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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 26, 2021

NO PASSING ZONE

"The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass." –Luke 21:33

Only two days remain before this liturgical year comes to an end; upon what will you focus your attention? Will it be pre-Christmas sales? Will it be sports?

Compared to eternity, only a short time remains in our life; until we die or until Jesus comes again, upon what will you focus your attention? Will it be making money? (see 1 Tm 6:9-10) Will it be power, pleasure, food, clothes? (Mt 6:24-34) The things of this world, upon which we focus so much attention, shall pass away (Lk 21:33). "Since everything is to be destroyed in this way, what sort of [people] must you not be! How holy in your conduct and devotion, looking for the coming of the day of God and trying to hasten it!" (2 Pt 3:11-12)

Therefore, let us set our hearts on what is above, not on what is of earth (Col 3:1-2). With St. Paul, let us profess: "I have been crucified with Christ, and the life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me. I still live my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Gal 2:19-20). Let us finish this Church year focused on what will last, not on what will pass away.

PRAYER: Father, in these next two days, I ask You to bring to completion all that You wanted to accomplish in my life during this Church year.
PROMISE: "His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, His kingship shall not be destroyed." –Dn 7:14
PRAISE: David converted to the Faith on his deathbed.

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Acknowledgement

Reprinted with permission from Presentation Ministries, a lay association of the Catholic Church that focuses on evangelization and discipleship through Bible teaching, daily Mass, the charisms of the Holy Spirit, and Small Christian Community. Their ministries include:

· One Bread, One Body
· Daily Bread Radio Program
· Annual Bible Institute
· Discipleship Retreats
· Guadalupe Bible College