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Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 17:26-37): Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man" Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all. So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

On that day, someone who is on the housetop and whose belongings are in the house must not go down to get them, and likewise one in the field must not return to what was left behind. Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. And there will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken, the other left.” They said to him in reply, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus continues to call us to fidelity, without falling asleep. What happened in the days of Noah? “They were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” Was this exaggerated? Not at all! The day of the Son of man will come to you as well. Or is it that you will live eternally in this world? You would be the first case! And in order not to perish eternally, the best thing is to be permanently worthy of eternal life. Pray, work, love, help...

- “They said to him in reply, ‘Where, Lord?’ He said to them, ‘Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather.’” Less asking questions and more working!