November 23, 2021 Tuesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time-B

Daniel 2:31-45

Psalm Daniel 3:57-61

Luke 21:5-11

“…the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed…and it will last forever.  Dan. 3:44

“the days are coming when there will not be left a stone upon another stone… Lk. 21:6

Lord, it’s always kind of sad to see an estate auction or yard sale disposing of every earthly possession of someone who has died. It can be hard to see the passing on of all that person worked a lifetime to build. But we know deep inside that all the material wealth we worked for will be sold, given away or destroyed. You told those admiring the wealth and beauty of the temple of its destruction but that you would be the new temple. Daniel warned his King of the end of his kingdom and its replacement with another. But even that kingdom will be replaced by one that will last forever. Lord, give me the wisdom to see what is really important now while I have a chance to make a difference. Show me the priority of repentance, of faith, of good works and of bearing fruit for your kingdom. These will last forever and will prepare me for eternal life. I do not fear because I trust in you and your commands so I will be ready to let go of earthly attachments and embrace the heavenly kingdom that will last forever.  Amen