November 15, 2018 – Thursday
Gospel: Luke 17:20-25
“The kingdom of God is within you.” (cf Luke 17:21)
Whenever you utter the words “Thy Kingdom come” in the prayer of Our Father, what do you understand from it? How do you expect the Kingdom to come to you?
Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel clearly affirms that the Kingdom of God is not far from our reach. It is already dwelling in us. When we were baptized, our hearts have been opened to the Kingdom of God and we continue to experience this Kingdom whenever we dialogue with God in prayer, when we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, and when we encounter Jesus through our brothers and sisters.
Mother Mary, you experienced the Kingdom of God each day of your life. Continue to teach us how to pray, how to listen to the Spirit, and how to see Jesus in others.