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Friday 34th. Week of the Year

Today’ Mass Readings

Friday 34th. Week of the Year

Luke 21:29-33.

May Jesus words never pass away in us.

Jesus once again uses a metaphor from nature
to teach a truth about the end of times.

I find it interesting that Jesus uses the metaphor of new life,
buds on fig trees giving way to full bloom.


He doesn’t want us to see the end of time and the world
as a bleak unbearable moment in our history
but as a new spring, a new beginning
for anyone who will listen to Him and follow Him.

When we choose to live with Jesus every day,
and we hang on His every word,
even every ending has a new beginning.

The tragedies of our lives usher in new possibilities
we could never imagine.


That new possibility may be a new way
of encountering the Lord in prayer
or during worship in Mass.

It may be a way you can give
your heart to the Lord in service to others.

Or it may be the mercy that fills your heart
when someone hurts you.


New possibilities will more than likely
affect your relationship with the Lord and other people.

There is a real power at work in our lives
that is more than human.

Jesus entered the winter of the Cross and crucifixion
so we may enjoy the spring of His New Life
in every thought we think and every breath we take.


Where is that New Life waiting to bud forth in you? In me?

Let’s listen to his Word that it doesn’t pass away in us.

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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