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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

21 Sunday in Ordinary Time ‘c’

Someone asked Jesus, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" – interesting question. I am sure that many of us wonder if I will be saved, if my relatives will be saved, and how about those who never heard about Jesus and are not baptized? How about those who have different beliefs -- will they be saved? So, only few will be saved? And if only a few, then who? Jesus doesn’t give a straight answer to this question, but instead provides a parable: “After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.” I think that Jesus is trying to warn us that salvation is not reserved only for those who are Christians, and who think that they know Christ. No, that is not enough. But salvation is for those who live a good and holy life. “And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.' Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!' And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” We should be proud and joyful calling ourselves Christians, but we need to do more in order to be saved -- we need to continue the work of Christ and bring His love to this world.

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