Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Jesus announces the end of times: always be prepared!

Jesus announces the end of times: always be prepared!
Francesc Badia
Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Lk 21:5-11
Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” He answered, “See that you not be deceived"
Gospel's Commentary
Today we hear part of Jesus’s "Eschatological Discourse". These are his prophecies about the end of time. Jesus Christ is the Prophet, the final one. But, what is a prophet?: A fortune-teller? A visionary? The pagan prophets are mere fortune-tellers who satisfy the curiosity of their listeners. And Jesus? He - as a good prophet - is a teacher: He shows us the path we must follow ... - So what is the path in front of such an apocalyptic event? Attitude of vigilance, "for many will come claiming my title." For some centuries, the favourite "sport" of many people is taking the place of God. Well, you know the answer: "Do not follow them."

Our site uses cookies to improve the user experience and we recommend accepting its use to take full advantage of the navigation

I agree