For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below is powerful from any interpretation that my mind chooses to take. What I can't really tell is if the body that Jesus refers to is His resurrected body, where we will all gather around like birds of prey wanting a piece of Him when He comes again in all His glory . . . or if the body is our dead carcass where birds of prey will gather around us once we are taken to be with You. I also wonder if this could also mean 'the dead' who have not experienced Your Grace or Love through their own choice and who have chosen through their own acts not to belong to You. Are they the ones left behind? There are more than three interpretations here but under any account, I want to be with You alive in the spiritual sense, full measure, pressed down, running over, now AND once my body is all used up and physically dead. In any instance, I want to be with You. I give myself to You anyway You want or will have me. I can also see how we could all be the body and Your and Your angels are the eagles picking out who will be taken. This is most certaily a deep Scripture as they all are and this one will likely keep my mind busy for quite some time. One thing I do not want to do is 'miss the boat' in the literal and spiritual sense as those in Noah's time did. Thank You for the depth of awareness You have given me today. I Love You! I'm crazy about You and You are on my mind, all the time.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
26 "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man.
27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot -- they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,
29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all --
30 so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.
31 On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back.
32 Remember Lot's wife.
33 Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
35 There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other left."
37 And they said to Him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is (as in where a carcass falls), there the eagles (birds of prey) will be gathered together (to devour it)."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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