November 14, 2021

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14 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany

Ordinary Form
Deuteronomy 12,1-3
Psalm 16,5.8.9-10.11
Hebrews 10,11-14.18
Mark 13,24-32

Extraordinary Form
1Thessalonians 1,2-10
Psalm 43,8-9
Psalm 129,1.2
Matthew 13,31-35

Jesus said to his disciples:
"In those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from the sky,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds'
with great power and glory,
and then he will send out the angels
and gather his elect from the four winds,
from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.
Learn a lesson from the fig tree.
When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves,
you know that summer is near.
In the same way, when you see these things happening,
know that he is near, at the gates.
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.
But of that day or hour, no one knows,
neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."

Jesus Christ wants every generation of Christians to anticipate the possibility that it will be the one to see Him return in glory and at the same time to live without worrying about how long we will be here. While being attentive and respon-sive to events around us, we remain grateful for life and for salvation.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you. Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you. To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1Peter 5,6-11

May God strengthen and sustain us!

Rev. Christopher J. Pollard