Reflection 7 

Gospel Reading Luke 21:5-19

Jesus said: “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end. Nations will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky. Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony….You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure
your lives.

Sharing the Mission

We are pilgrims on the way to heaven. Jesus is our way. We are following the right way if Jesus Christ can at all times share our thoughts, our words, our actions. St Vincent often proposed to people as a program for their lives the simple ques tion: “What would Jesus Christ do, if He were in my place now?”

Discussion 

What would Jesus Christ do, if He were in our Conference now?

Prayer
(Leader) May we fearlessly speak your love to all we meet,

(Together) Jesus, teach us to love one another.

(Leader) May we accompany the poor in their search for God,

(Together) Jesus, teach us to love one another.

(Leader) May we pray for the peace that cannot be achieved through acts of violence
and war,

(Together) Jesus, teach us to love one another. Amen