Revelation 4:1-11; Psalm 150; Luke 19:11-28
|St Peter's Basilica, Rome|
This parable shows us how we can join the choirs in heaven praising God. Obviously, those who rebelled against the nobleman were killed. They did not enjoy the rule of the nobleman. We are called to live holy lives for the Lord. What is sad is many are preaching a different gospel, one where we pay our way to heaven, by giving to the poor or by doing good works. But the truth is God expects us to do something and if we do not do what he expects, then we are not living our lives according to his will. This is rebellion against God because it is living our lives according to our will. When this happens, we will not live in union with God.
|Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls|
Lord, teach me to live my life according to your will. Lead me to holiness. Make me a saint. St Peter, teach me to stand firm on the Rock: Jesus Christ. St Paul, teach me to have that zeal for the Lord.