November 27, 2018 Tuesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time-B

Revelation 14:14-19

Psalm 96

Luke 21:5-11

“Use your sickle and reap the harvest…” Rev. 14:15

“Do not be terrified…” Lk. 21:9

Lord, when a child shows fear when the light is turned off for bedtime parents will assure them that there is nothing to be afraid of and that mom and dad are nearby to keep them safe.  Your word today is the same kind of assurance.  The psalm tells us you are king of every nation and that you govern all of nature and man with “justice and constancy.”  So many times the bible pleads with us not to be afraid for we have a God who cares about keeping close to us.  We were created for him out of love.  Even when everything seems to going wrong: wars, natural disasters, plagues and chaos we can always call on you to sustain us.  Lord, keep me faithful to you until death.  Give me the strength to endure whatever will come and to keep my focus on you.  Replace my fear with faith in your mercy and power.  May I be a part of the harvest of souls that are joined to you in heaven forever.  Dear Jesus, your grace is the most powerful force in the universe.  May I rely on it to the end.  Amen.