Sunday Reflection (November 28, 2021)

There are many people today who face trauma and devastation
that we cannot even begin to imagine. Imagine being a Syrian refugee
at this moment, caught between militants of your own faith group and
the distrust of Europeans and Americans. What would you do in a truly
dreadful time? The earliest Christians of Jewish backgrounds faced the
destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. In a difficult time remember
this and I quote: “Christ did not come because we were doing particularly
 well; rather, Jesus came to bring us hope in the midst of our deepest pain
and despair. We are not alone; God is with us (Pat Umberger) (Luke 21:25-28).
We may not be in a dire situation, yet we must be careful lest we get so caught up
in life that we neglect those who experience traumatic dreadful events (Luke 21:34-36).
We prepare for the Lord’s coming by growing in love for one another and others
(1 Thessalonians 3:13).

Prayer for the Week (November 28-December 4, 2021)

Let us pray in this season of hope
    that the Lord keep us vigilant:
God our Father, we are your people
    who carry out the task of giving shape
    to your kingdom of love and peace.
When we are discouraged and afraid,
    keep us going forward in hope.
May we be vigilant in prayer as we prepare
    for your Son’s coming.
We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
                                                             (Claretian Publications)

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Prayer for the Week (October 31-November 6, 2021)

Let us pray to God who is the source
    of every good:
Father in heaven from whose fullness
    we have received through the Holy Spirit,
    direct our steps in our effort to follow
    your Son, Jesus Christ.
Remove the selfishness that blurs the vision of faith,
    and through the Holy Spirit make known us
    the demands of love that lead to peace.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
                                                             (Sunday Missal, alt.