Breakfast with the Word Friday 34th Week Ordinary Time of the Year B
The word of God is eternal, unchanging and perpetual. Everything He says comes to pass. Let His word be a guide, a reminder and inspirational tool in everything we do.
In today’s gospel, Jesus continues to reveal to His disciples the signs of the impending danger that is to come.
Jesus tells them that when they see these signs, the only way they can know that the time is near is to remember all He says about the end time.
Certainly, the only way they can be saved is to remember His word and obey it. For thus everything shall pass away but every word He speaks will never pass away. Like we saw yesterday, only those who hearkened to His warning were saved from that danger that fell on the city of Jerusalem.
In the Gospel
Today, Jesus uses the fig tree to illustrate His point. The fig tree is an example of a tree that buds before the summer. The point here is that when a fig tree buds, it shows that the summer is near. So in the same way, these signs will reveal that the kingdom of God is near.
Just like it happened at the time of the fall of Jerusalem, any generation that sees these signs have to know that the end time is near. Hence, Jesus reminds His hearers that all He said must surely come to pass.
In essence, He is reminding them to remember all He said when this time approaches. The word of God is eternal. Hence, the only way they can know that the kingdom is near is to keep to all He says.
A Little Understanding
One day in one of the places I worked as a seminarian. A family who has lived in crisis and discord for over seven to eight years invited me to make peace in the family. I informed the parish priest and He advised me to go.
The peace meeting that day was highly intense because the eldest among them refuted all they were claiming that the Father told them before he died.
Unknowingly for him, the younger brother who was not around since these years of family dissension recorded all their late Father told them before he passed on.
In that video and audio records, the father also warned them that the only way they will know peace is to remember and keep to all he said. It was the younger brother who invited me to this peace meeting when he came back.
After much pleading, conviction, preaching etc the eldest brother remained adamant and blunt. Then the younger brother told him that he allowed him to peacefully accept but since he refused, it is good now to bring forward his evidence.
Immediately, the video and audio record was played to the amazement of all. There was a dead silence. The eldest brother clouded in shame was left open-mouthed. I don’t want to go further but that was the end of the crisis.
Hence, The only way to avoid the crisis of the end time and prepare is to remember all Jesus says.
When We Remember His Word
When we remember His word and keep to it, we cannot but prepare our lives always. It is the only way to be citizens of the Kingdom of God.
In the midst of crisis, if we sincerely keep to His word, there will be peace. When we feel like the world is not going to end and we want to live the way we want, keeping his word will put us in the right path.
If leaders truly and sincerely remember and keep to His word, they will understand that the best way to govern is to serve. Thus they will know that nothing in life lasts forever.
Also Remember His Word when you lose faith, when you are weak to pray, in the midst of temptation etc.
When we are tempted to hate and live in crisis, remember His words. If a brother or sister betrays you that you are still angry and plotting revenge, remember He tells you to forgive them.
When you want to lose hope in life because of the dangers you are facing, remember His word to remain strong despite the situation at hand.
If you think we still have many years to live, that death is never our portion, remember His word, that the end might take us unawares.
When you are tempted to lose faith in God, remember His word, to remain strong even in the midst of crisis.
In everything we do in life, remember His words. The word of God is alive and everything He says comes to fulfilment. When we remember His words and keep to them, then our salvation is certain.
May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to live on His word. Amen.
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AMEN and AMEN
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
May the good Lord help us to always remember his word everyday.. Amen
I pray that may we continue to remember His word even when we are tempted to loose hope in Jesus name Amen
May God give me the grace to always remember his words In every challenges
Father, thank you for your word so sweet. Grant us the grace to be hearers and doers of ur word also.
Thanks so much Pardre, The word of God is really indeed Alive and Active. With His words we shall conquer the world.
His Words has been my watchword since the inception of the enlightenment and acknowledgement of the Word.
Living a sin conscious life is a must for being.
Thank you dearest Padre Santus Mario
May the grace of God be with us now and forever, Amen
Lord how I love your words. May it be a guiding principle to me and others till the end of time. Give us the Grace to proclaim your words to others.
Amen. Help Jesus Christ to remember Your words always 🙏
Lord pls give me your grace to remember your words. Amen 🙏
Lord,give me the grace to read,listen and to become the doer of your words, especially at the time when death comes knocking.
Truly, I am blessed father, by this message. thank you and remain blessed.
God’s words are spirit and they are life. I receive the grace to always remember His words no matter the circumstances or conditions of my life. Knowing that He honours His words, His plans for me will surely come to fulfilment in my life in Jesus name. Amen
Almighty God Your words are life. Please always remind us that cut off from You we can do nothing . and Your spoken words concerning us will not return back to You without d assignment, we shall dwell in Your words to make it ,in Jesus name amen
Yes, studying d word of God everyday will always help us to keep awake for d 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s not grow weary in studying this word.
Amen, the word of God is alive and active. May He give us the grace to always remember His word in order not to be mislead in this confused world to the glory of His name, Amen
Oh Lord strengthen me with your words. Make me to be strong at all times no matter the difficulties and crisis surrounding me, Amen.
Thank you Padre for the message of today. May the Lord give us the grace to live according to His holy will. Amen
Amen. Thank you Padre
Thank you Jesus for ur word through ur servant to me today, Lord give me the grace to remember ur word in this moment of my life that is full of temptations n fill ur servant and priest with more knowledge n wisdom through Christ our Lord. Amen
Amen. Thanks father.
Dear Lord, help me to remember your words about life in any situation whether good or bad, never to be despaired. Amen
Thank you jesus for the wonderful things you are doing and I pray for more of your help in my life .Amen to all your answered prayers .
His words tells us that we didn’t receive the spirit of fear but the spirit of sonship. Many of us do not even know what the word of God says, to say nothing about remembering it. We can only exercise our powers as the children of God only if we really know our place in God. If we know we have received the spirit of sonship, only then can we stand up against every crisis and challenge we face in life with faith and courage in his words and promises.
God’s word has something to say about every situation we face in life. We speak to every challenges with the word of God and make declarations against every forces with His commands and watch them obey us. That’s what God wants of us, to exercise our power as His own by dwelling in his words always.
May God continue to bless His words in our hearts. Amen
Amen. Thank you Father for your encouragement. May God bless you for the great work you are doing in His vineyard.
Amen 🙏 This is spirit-lifting. You really nailed it here, Padre. Thanks so much and may the Lord bless you richly.
I pray that this word will sink deep in our hearts, by bearing true witness to Christ by obeying his commandments… As we’ve been admonished by our Lord today, to always remember his words and abide by it, that we’ll always be doers of the word. Living out Our Lord’s expectations of us through keeping his words for the salvation of our souls’.
Thank you Jesus, for this word, Amen.
Thank you Fr.
Indeed the Word of God is lamp unto my feet. I will ever remain conscious to the ancient Word ever true by the grace of God. Thanks for sharing this reflection. I appreciate Padre. May God help you and bless your intentions. Amen
Amen and Amen, thank u fr. Ma y the Lord continue to guide and protect u, and may he give u more grace to work in his veinyard in Jesus name Amen.
The word of God is life, when we find ourselves in ugly situations and we are about to give up in life we should remember his word, because he has promised never to abandon us.
Amennnnnnn, thanks Padre. The word of God is life.
The word of God is life, when we find ourselves in ugly situations and we are about to give up in life we should remember his word, because he has promised never to abandon us. He said that when we see the signs we should know that the end time is already near, we should remember his word.
Amen! Thanks Father
Amen ….. May God give us the grace and strength to always remember and stick to His words at all times …. Amen
May I receive the grace to study His words, remember them always and put them into use all the days of my life . Amen
Holy spirit enlighten us the way you know how to do best to ALWAYS remember the WORD OF GOD because there are life and give us the grace to keep it through christ our Lord Amen
Father, may I forever remember your word in all I do through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
Amen! Thank you Padre 🙏🙏🙏
Hmmmm….. Fr. Jus the words to listen to after receiving a bad news of my sister losing her pregnancy. I wonder what she might be going thru right now and I don’t know how to console her until I went thru this precious words of God which you have prepared and is also in line with yesterdays message. The words are so deep and touching, Tnx Padre. Pls remember my sister in your prayers (Ann Ediogo Uzoma)
Father we need your grace to live to Your word Amen.
Oh God dwell in me to enable me to make peace within me and to show peace to my family, friend and people that come in contact with me. Amen
May God give us the grace to live in his word even in the time of adversities.
God, please help me always to remember and rely on your words which is life itself, AMEN
God of mercy, please open my ears to always hear your voice and open and melt my heart to accept your words especially at the time of temptation .
As Psalms 46:10 says : Be still and know that I am God. Let this word of encouragement never ever depart from my heart through Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen
Amen thanks Padre
Amen, God please help me to always abide in your word .
Your word I have hidden in my heart that I may not sin against you Lord.
Amen.oh Lord help me and my household to always read and study your words always so that in everything we do we will always remember your words.amen
Thank you Father,may God bless you richly in Jesus name amen
Thank you Fr.
Amen. Lord, strengthen my faith. Especially in this time of my affliction. Amen.
Amen, may God give us the grace to always abide by his words
Dear lord please grant me the grace to live on your word daily.Amen
May God’s Words be the light that leads our paths in our journey of life.Amen
Amen. God show me thy way to follow
Amen. Lord Jesus please give the grace to truly and sincerely keep to YOUR word, because YOUR word is life.
May God continue to bless you Father.
The Word of God over me and my family and circumstances will come to pass Amen
May the Lord bless His words in our hearts
Dear God,may I always remember your words in times of tribulations and challenges,may I remain strong in faith in whatever situation I find myself…may I remember and put ur words into practice
I pray for the grace to always do that which the Lord has commanded us to do, without any fear of whatever we are going through
Thank you Fr.
Amen, Padre! I pray that the good Lord will strengthen me and give me the grace to always bear in mind His Word and to not falter in the face of tribulations, in Jesus’ name! Thanks immensely, Padre. Praying for you.
Amen, thank you Father.
Amen! & Amen. Thanks & God bless you too Fr. May God grant us the grace to always remember that his Word is life & to always have it in mind that all his words will come to fulfilment, Amen!
Amen. God please give me the grace to remember your words and keep them
Amen. I pray for the grace to remain steadfast in the word of God.
Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning
May the Lord give me the grace to abide by hiis word Amen
Amen! Father I thank you for reminding me once again that the only way to make heaven is to strickly adhere to your word hence I plead for your strength upon my life in Jesus most powerful name Amen.
Thank you Father, Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏.
Amen. Lord increase my Faith.
Amen let your will be done in my life Amen
May God help us also to remember his words in every situation of our lives in Jesus name, Amen. For we cannot do it on our own.
Amen thanks Padre God bless you 🙏
Amen. Write your words in my heart O Lord.
Amen, I pray that God gives me the grace to always live on his words. Amen. Thanks Padre.
Amen am greatful lord ❤️ 🙏 for ur mercy
Wow this is only for me alone. Lord please I only ask for grace🙏🙏
Lord give me the Grace to always remember your word
Amen I pray for grace to live in your words Lord🕯🙏
The word of God is indeed Active and Alive, Sharper than any two edged sword. May your word oh Lord be our guiding principles as we journey on in this HEAVENLY RACE through Christ our Lord Amen.
I will always remember his word🙏
Amen, thank you my Padre
Amen! Thank you father.
May Gods word always guild me in life .amen
Thank you Lord for this great message from your servant whom you have chosen, grant us the grace to always live and ponder on your words in the days of our lives… Amen.
May God 🙏🙏 meet us fully prepared
May God 🙏 Almighty please heal me from HEPATITIS AND LIVER SICKNESS Amen
Amen, thank you Jesus for giving us grace to hear this inspiration. Help us to be doer of ur words and live in it through Jesus Christ our lord who lives and ruin in unity of the holy spirit one God for ever and ever. Amen.
LORD JESUS CHRIST
please give me the GRACE to live according to your WORDS 🙏
Amen. God bless you Padre.
HIS words just like HIM respect’s none. It dishes it out to whoever is concerned raw and rugged.
Thanks Fr. for sharing
Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.