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FAITH BOOK

21st SUNDAY -C- August 21, 2022

Isaiah 66: 18-21; Psalm 117; 
Hebrews 12: 5-7, 11-13; Luke 13: 22-30

Jude Siciliano, OP


 

From today’s Gospel reading:

Jesus said,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.”

Reflection:

The “narrow gate” is an image for Jesus’ way of living and his gift of himself so that we can follow that way.  To forgive is a narrow gate; to serve by giving time and money for those in need is a narrow gate; to put aside my schedule and agenda to listen to another’s pain, is a narrow gate; to live a careful and frugal life, to have less so someone can have some, is a narrow gate; etc. 

So, we ask ourselves:

  • What is the “narrow gate” I am being invited to enter at this time in my life?

  • How is Jesus giving me courage and determination to move forward and enter?

Click here for a link to this Sunday’s readings:
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/082122.cfm
 


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