Commentary on the Gospel of
The last paragraph of today’s gospel seems frightening. Up and down the ages, we have seen, heard and read the fate of those who faithfully follow the Lord. We have followed the Lord, we have loved our neighbor, we serve in our parish community, we observe our Christian obligations, we get involve in acts of charity and this is what we will get? Jesus assures us today that He will be there in every inch of our pain, in every drop of tear we shed, in each moment of humiliation. He exhorts us not to worry because the Spirit will defend us and assist us every step of the way. So be faithful to Christ, hold on and live in the consoling thought that God will never abandon you.