Today’s Reading – Matthew 23 and Luke 20-21
Jesus told them a parable. “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that God’s kingdom is near. I assure you that this generation won’t pass away until everything has happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will certainly not pass away.
“Take care that your hearts aren’t dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don’t let that day fall upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth. Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand before the Human One.” Luke 21:29-36 CEB
When will the world end?
People have been trying to figure that out for centuries. Jesus says the signs will be known and as easy to recognize as the trees in bloom in the Spring. I think that means we won’t argue or debate over the signs seen.
However, more important is the message to be alert. Don’t let day to day anxieties leave you heartless (or hopeless)!
In my words, it don’t matter what’s happenin’ around you – just live your faith as Jesus has called you to live.
The end will come soon enough – best to be found living faithful!