Gospel Lk 21:29-33
Jesus told his disciples a parable.
“Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.
When their buds burst open,
you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near;
in the same way, when you see these things happening,
know that the Kingdom of God is near.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away
until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.”
Lord God, open our hearts to rest in your Kingdom love. Establish here on earth a revolution of tenderness and peace. May hatred melt into helping others. May violence be transformed into hope for daily work and food to sustain our families. Help the voiceless give praise to you. Give us courage to not blame others for their poverty, their illnesses or diseases. Encourage us to work for your Kingdom when we capture a glimpse of your presence in the Eucharist. Bring us into communion with your fidelity and peace and help us all be grateful. Amen