“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 24:30

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky;

and all the peoples of earth will weep

as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

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– Matthew 24:30 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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The season of Advent also prepares our souls

for the expectation of the second coming of Christ at the end of time.

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Jesus will come as the Redeemer of the World, as King, Judge and Lord of the whole Universe.

He will take men by surprise as they busy themselves about their own affairs.

He will not give any warning of the imminence of His coming.

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Men, both good and evil, living and dead, will gather to Him;

all men will turn irresistibly towards Christ triumphant,

some attracted by love,

others forced by justice.

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There will appear in heaven the sign of the Holy Cross

– that Cross so often despised, so often abandoned,

considered by some as something senseless;

that Cross will appear before the astonished gaze of men as the sign of salvation.

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Jesus Christ will show Himself in all His glory to those who have rejected Him.

He will show Himself to those who, not satisfied with rejecting Him, persecuted Him;

to those who lived without ever coming to know Him.

He will also show Himself to those who loved Him with deeds.

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The whole of humanity will then realise that Jesus Christ is Lord!

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QUOTE…

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“God raised Him to the highest place above
and gave Him the name that is greater than any other name.
And so, in honour of the name of Jesus
all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below
will fall on their knees,
and all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”

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– Philippians 2:9-11

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, I hope in You, I trust in You.

Jesus, You are Lord, You are God!

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[*] Today’s reflection is sourced from the seven-volume work “In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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