Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
November 17, 2019 Sunday
“With your perseverance you will be saved”.
The gospel is telling us to persevere whatever lies ahead as we take our journey in life. Sometimes the road ahead of us may deceive us or discouraged us. People might be using God’s name to confuse us, mislead us or persecute us. There will be conflicts and natural calamities that will come, like earthquakes as it is happening nowadays but God said it will not be the end! Today our society is filled with different fake news which deceives our people. There are many strong situations of conflicts and war in our world that seems like there is no hope anymore. When everything seems hopeless in our journey of in life, God is telling us – persevere till the end! The Gospel reminds us that Jesus is in control of everything for not even a single strand of our hair will fall without his knowledge and consent. He calls us to persevere whatever challenges we face along the way – “with your perseverance you will be saved”.
Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, grant us the grace that we need to persevere till the end. Thank you for giving us renewed strength as we take on this journey of life. May you continue to guide us always and teach us how to walk steadfast in faith towards the goal and bring others to be saved too.