21st Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday, 21st August 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 13:23-25, 28-30

Someone said to Jesus, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.”

‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside.  And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Jesus makes it clear that we do not enter into the Kingdom of heaven by mere confession with our lips that “Jesus is Lord and Saviour”.


  • The Christian faith must be lived out sincerely and fully, in the ways that Our Lord wants, and not just by fulfilling token good deeds and rushing in and out of the Celebration of the Eucharist every Sunday.


  • The quality of our relationship with the Lord whether “directly” as Christians or “indirectly” as non-Christians will be based on how we live the Gospel values This is how the Lord will judge us when we die. Reflect on whether your actions show what you truly believe, or you are a Christian in name only.