Ephesians 3:2-12; Psalm – Isaiah 12; Luke 12:39-48
The grace of God is meant for all peoples – be they Jew, Gentile or pagan. Grace is an unmerited favour, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. With this grace we can confidently draw closer to God. Today’s gospel reminds us that we do not know the hour when we will be called to give an account of our lives. Lord Jesus, give us the grace to prepare for your coming.
Prayer for Grace
O my God and my all, in Thy goodness and mercy, grant that before I die I may regain all the graces which I have lost through my carelessness and folly. Permit me to attain the degree of merit and perfection to which Thou didst desire to lead me, and which I failed by my unfaithfulness to reach. Mercifully grant also that others regain the graces which they have lost through my fault. This I humbly beg through the merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.