May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is on 17th November 2022. We reflect on Revelation 5:1-10 and Luke 19:41-44.
We celebrate the memorial of St Elizabeth of Hungary, a queen, a widow, an exile, a woman of prayer and of service to the poor; she is rightly called the patron of catholic charities. She lived a simple life and identified herself with the poor. She used to distribute hundreds of bread to those who came to her door. She got married at the age of 14 and had three children and a caring husband. She dedicated her entire life to the welfare of the poor. She died at the age of 24.
Do we recognise the opportunities God offers?
The first reading brings out the triple doxology chanted to the Lamb of God by the living creatures and elders, the angels, living creatures and elders, and every creature in a vision. The Lamb who conquered and had control over everything could open the scroll of history.
Jesus sheds tears for Jerusalem. Jesus displays His emotion. What did Jesus see as He approached the entrance of the city of peace?
What will He see in our life? The rejection of God and the Word brought tears to the eyes of Jesus. Rejection is proof of resistance. Whenever we refuse to respond to God, we lose the opportunities God offers to come closer to God. “Because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” (Lk. 19:44) Whenever we do not appreciate God’s visitation, we tend to ignore God and God’s presence in our life. God is not tired of visiting us.
May the Lord help us welcome the Lord in our life and put life in order. God bless you.