Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 12, 54-59
Jesus also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrate, on the way make an effort to settle the case, or you may be dragged before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you in prison. I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.”
The signs of the times
1) Signs. We must develop the capacity and attitude to see the signs God sends to us so we are able to accept the things that are coming into our life. It is like God is warning us of certain things, but we are too stubborn to understand. Today, try to think about what has happened during this year and meditate on the signs you might have received.
2) Hypocrites. We may all fall into hypocrisy when we fail to see our reality. When we consciously blind ourselves and don’t pay attention to God’s warnings, and then, when things go wrong, we want to blame Him. It’s like when your mom warned you to not touch the oven, and you did… Our hypocrisy is also marked when we point out errors to others, but we refuse to see our own.
3) Discern. It’s a difficult thing to do in life. It’s having the ability to make decisions after having thought and reflected upon them. Discernment is the art of living and making clear decisions. Today I ask the Holy Spirit to give you the gift of discernment so you may look at things and signs, and discover what is most convenient for your life.
Before making a decision, discern. Before discerning, look at the signs. Before looking at the signs, pray. In today’s Rosary pray to Mary, Our Lady, to help you see those signs you’re having trouble seeing.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And don’t forget Heaven is our goal.