Thursday 29 November 2018

About Today Readings

Apocalypse 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9. Psalm 99(100):2-5. Luke 21:20-28.

Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb – Psalm 99(100):2-5. Luke 21:20-28.

‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and power to our God!’

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 every day. Each day is, in some sense, a day of judgment on which we can humbly acknowledge our infidelities, repent of our sins and pray for the courage and strength Christ gives.

Email this Print This Page