Today's message is a clear one: prepare the way of the Lord. The persecutions might not always come from people but also situations that the Devil will try put as a roadblock to keep you from the nearing of the Coming of Christ. Do not be afraid for as Christ Jesus said in the end of today's Gospel passage: "By your perseverance you will secure your lives" (Luke 21:19). We are called to perseverance in the face of all present dangers since Christ himself with give us all the "wisdom in speaking" (Luke 21:15) that we need in facing the evils that want us separated from God.
First: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28
Responsorial Psalm: Dn 3:62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
Gospel: Lk 21:12-19