APOCALYPSE 20:1-4, 11-21:2; PSALM 84; LUKE 21:29-33
The first reading tells us that the dead shall be judged by God. The names of those who were faithful during their earthly life shall be written in the book of life. The release of the dragon and the great battle of Armageddon are images used to encourage Christians to be faithful as against the notion of a literal war held by some Christians. Let us be faithful. The words of Jesus remain eternally relevant and instructive and he says in the Gospel even if the earth and heaven pass away his words will remain forever. If we abide by his words we shall be saved!
Let us pray
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.