READING I: Daniel 7:2-14
RESPONSORIAL: Daniel 3:75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
GOSPEL: Luke 21:29-33
In this short passage, Jesus tells us to be on our guard and to look to the signs of the times. Jesus is again telling us of the seriousness of the Christian life and that we need to be watchful at all times. This is not only about dying but also about being on guard to see the work of the kingdom going on around us at any point in time. God is always at work and we are so busy with the things of this world that we can miss what he does and we miss chances to bring Christ to people who need him. Being on guard and looking out for the signs of the times is not always about our own death....who is dying around for lack of the word of God?