33rd Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 17th November 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 21:8-9, 12-15, 19

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Take care not to be deceived, because many will come using my name and saying, “I am the one” and “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for this is something that must happen first, but the end will not come at once.’

‘But before all this happens, you will be seized and persecuted; you will be handed over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Make up your minds not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. Your perseverance will win you your lives.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus foretold that there will be many signs pointing not only to His second coming – wars, famine, earthquakes, etc., but also to His saving action and mercy.


  • Jesus calls us to be His faithful witnesses to the truth of salvation for the world. He will give us sufficient grace, strength, and wisdom to face any trial and challenge to our faith.


  • Are you willing to witness the truth of Christ and His saving plan for the world? Ask Jesus to make you bold witnesses to His saving truth that more will come to know of the Good News.