It is 29th October 2015. The readings are from Rom.8:31b-39 and the Gospel from Lk.13:31-35. The first reading assures that there is nothing can come between Christ and us or separate us. Christ Jesus is our Creed, Pleader and Judge. We do not need to be scared of anything that is created. We can all overcome the power of evil with the Power of Love displayed on the Cross. There are four questions St. Paul wants us to answer: When God is with us, who can be against us? Who can accuse us when Christ is our Pleader? Who can condemn us when His Son pleads? What will separate us from the love of Christ? “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to-come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the Lord of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.8:39). The responsorial Psalm prays, “Save me, O Lord, because of your love.” The Gospel describes the grief of Jesus over the attitude of Jerusalem towards the prophets. Jesus wanted to gather God’s people through His personal sacrifice of life and death. Yet God’s people did not realise the presence of God among them in the person of Jesus. We too may have this stubbornness of heart and an outright refusal to accept Jesus. No matter how far we could be spiritually, God wants to gather us together under God’s love revealed through God’s beloved Son Jesus. May God grant you peace.

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