20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it; 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. 23 Alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! For great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people; 24 they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25 "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
We continue to meditate with the same theme of yesterday. Let me share my views which may help you all to live today’s gospel in a different way.
If you look at the events happening today, we may be tempted to believe that the end is very near. Let us not press the panic button immediately. The time of the Lord hasn’t come. However it is very near.
Then, what should we do? It’s simple. Let us be aware that the hour of the Lord is very near and live our life as if we are very close to the second coming of the Lord. Particularly giving more importance to conversion and reconciliation.
What is the heart of today’s gospel message? Let not be afraid of the end time. The lord will never abandon His faithful disciples. Let us be faithful to the Gospel teachings and live an evangelic life, fully configured in Christ. Have a wonderful day. God bless you.