Friday in the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. (Revelation 21:1)
Lord Jesus, we are called by You to be fresh wineskins to receive Your new wine of salvation. Both earthly triumph and earthly trial are included in our wineskin growing old. Heaven and earth will pass away, but Your words will not pass away.
The fig tree's buds show us that summer is near; it's falling leaves that winter is near. Adorn me, Lord, with the waters of new life, the blood of the lamb that renews us and the ears to hear Your voice proclaim my call to repentance and renewal. What you say to us You say to all: Watch!