Daily Gospel Reflection – Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Gospel Reflection – Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Gospel Reflection – Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time 

November 26, 2021 
Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time 
Gospel: Lk 21:29-33 

Jesus told his disciples a parable. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” 
*Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Bishop Robert Barron 

Friends, in today’s Gospel passage, Jesus speaks of the time when the plan of God will be fulfilled. Some philosophies defend a circular or cyclic understanding of time. They hold that time just continually circles back on itself, repeating like the cycles of the seasons. The modern philosopher Nietzsche spoke of the “eternal return of the same.” That’s a mythic consciousness, and it can be found all over the world. 

But the Jews had a very different sense of time, what we might call “linear.” They felt that time was moving somewhere, that it had, under God’s direction, a purpose. The past was not simply there to be repeated endlessly; rather, the past was a preparation for a definitive future. It was an anticipation of what God would do, what God was going to accomplish. 

The Lord assures us that the kingdom of God is near and that we must prepare for its coming.



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