Thursday 26 November 2020

About Today Readings

Apocalypse 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9. Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb – Psalm 99(100):2-5. Luke 21:20-28.

Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud

The terrifying details in Jesus’ apocalyptic description of the end time were drawn largely from the writings of the prophets and were doubtless familiar to Jesus’ contemporaries. Whatever we may understand by these events, we do affirm in the creed: ‘He will come again to judge the living and the dead.’

Leaving the past to the mercy of God and the future to his providence, let us focus on the present. The Risen Christ, our hope and pledge of glory, comes to us today and every day. Every day is, in some sense, a day of judgment on which we should humbly acknowledge our infidelities, repent of our sinfulness and pray for the courage and strength that only Christ can give. ‘Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus.’

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