Friday, October 26, 2012
You have heard the expression: “Things have to get worse before they get better.” Jesus describes the end times in this way. There are many indicators that today’s world resembles the picture that Jesus makes. However, speculation about the time of the end distracts from the personal work that still needs to be done right now.
The end can always be near—the end of your life uncommitted totally to the Lord; the end of resentment, pain, confusion. Once you have died to yourself and are alive in Jesus, you are in heaven. You need not worry when “the curtain comes down” on everything. Watch for the signs that come your way telling you that you need more trust in the Lord.
The Reading for Today
This is the eighth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Fridays from now until Advent are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark,in this season, chapters 10 to 16.