Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Fergal, Bishop & Missionary

November 27th, 2015
"As soon as you see a bud you know that Summer is near." Luke 21 : 29
Fig Tree

The fig tree was a common and important source of food for the Jews.  It bore fruit twice a year, in the autumn and in the early spring. The Jews believed that when the Messiah came he would usher in the kingdom of God at Passover time. The “budding” of God’s kingdom begins first in the hearts of those who are receptive to God’s word. Those who trust in God’s word will bear the fruits of his kingdom.   We do not know when the Lord will return again.  But the Lord does give us signs, not only to “wake us up” as a warning, but also to “rouse our spirits” to be ever ready and eager to see his kingdom come in all its power and glory. The Lord wants us to be filled with joyful anticipation for his coming.  He surely comes to us each day and knocks on the doors of our hearts.

Prayer

Lord, give me joy and hope in your word that I may never forget your promises nor stray from your ways. Amen