the same bed, it might happen that one will be taken, and the other left; though two women are grinding meal together, one might be taken and the other left.”Then they asked Jesus, “Where will this take place, Lord?” And he answered, “Where the body is, there too will the vultures gather.”
“But whoever gives his life will be born again.”A couple went to Church with their 10 year-old son. During the homily, the priest delivered a fiery sermon, “Remember, on the day of the return of the Lord, we will witness horrendous occurrences: there will be frightening move- ments of nature, great destruc- tions, fire as if rain will fall from the sky, the world will be destroyed, and everything will be made new!” In the midst of these words, the young boy asked his mother, “Will there be classes?”The end of time is not only about devastation, it is more about salvation. Thus, these oc- currences should be welcomed with joy because they signal that the deliverance of the just is right around the corner. Our dream of living with God in his kingdom is about to be fulfilled. Our reward for living righteous lives as disciples of Christ is about to be received. This is in- deed a time of rejoicing. But if we have merely been going with the flow of the world, our gospel text today cautions us; we could end up destroyed instead of being saved.
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