Romans 8:31-39; Ps 109 Save me, O Lord, in your mercy; Luke 13:31-35
Imagine a love that is invincible. Imagine a love that knows no obstacles. Imagine a love that can never be barred or blocked or hindered.
St Paul mentions three possible blockades to Love: Will Litigation (Who will bring a charge against us for it is God who acquits us), course of life (anguish, distress, persecution, peril, famine, nakedness, sword), superhuman forces (death, angels, principalities, future things, powers, any other).
None of these can stand in the way of God's love for us in Christ. Invincible love comes our way through Jesus.
There is one thing that can stand in the way it is our own willingness to open our heart to God's invitation. Back in Romans ch 2:5-10, 6:16, 8:13,11:21-22 just to point out a few passages in the same letter.
God's love is invincible, in penetrates the harshest environments yet it will not betray our freedom to respond to its invitation.
Lastly, in today's gospel we hear these words from Jesus, "But I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
We say that very phrase right before the consecration at Mass. In anticipation of Jesus who comes to be with us on the altar through the power of the Holy Spirit as the bread and wine are transformed by the very word of JEsus himself. Every time we gather at the altar, the time has come for Him to come to us.