Category: Thirty-Fourth Week

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LET YOUR BABYLON BE FALLEN

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (29 Nov 2018) 📖Rev 18:1-2, 21-23, 19:1-3, 9a; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 (R. Rev 19:9a); Luke 21:20-28 What comes to your mind when you think of Babylon? For the Israelites, it was a place of exile, alienation from their fatherland, backwardness, oppression, slavery, etc. Babylon offered them nothing but pains. Remember that the book of Revelation uses coded language in talking so that only the people it is addressing would understand. So, at the time the Christians were suffering great persecution, the book used the image of Babylon to represent...

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BE WISE! THERE IS NO TIME!

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 Nov 2018) 📖Rev 14:14-19; Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13 (R.v.13b); Luke 21:5-11 What is your understanding of the eschatological discourses of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke 21? Many understood that to mean that there is still plenty of time, but that is not so. Remember that these Gospels were written down at the time the early Christians were still building up and were facing many temptations. There were sufferings everywhere and people were rising to give interpretations of these as signs of end time, and instilling more fear on people....

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“WILL ONLY A FEW BE SAVED?” (Luke 13:23)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 November 2018) đź“–Rev 14:1-3, 4b-5; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6); Luke 21:1-4 A misreading of Rev 14 has always created confusion for people. It talks about a vision of 144,000 who are marked with the seal of the Lamb, and who alone were capable of hearing the voice of the Lamb. So some people now assume that heaven must have been filled up. Hmmmmm! Remember that Jesus said, “my sheep hears my voice and follows me” (John 10:13). Ok! Rev 14 does not suggest that only 144,000 people would be...

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TAKE HEED AND BE PREPARED FOR THE END

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (01 December 2018) 📖Rev 22:1-7; Ps 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7abc (R. 1 Cor 16:22b; Rev 22:20c); Luke 21:34-36 A very close friend of mine who was just converted into the Catholic faith once asked me when this ordinary time will finish. Finally, today is the long awaited last day of the Churchs Liturgical Year and the last day of the ordinary time Year 2. After long weeks of preparing for this end, we are again advised on the importance of remaining focused on our goal, which is, to see God face to...

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YOUR ENDURANCE SHALL WIN YOU YOUR LIFE (Luke 21:19)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (28 Nov 2018) 📕Rev 15:1-4; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9 (R. Rev 15:3b); Luke 21:12-19 In Rev. 15:1, John saw a vision of seven angels with seven plagues to bring Gods wrath to its climax. In the passage that we made reference to yesterday, that is Rev 14:14-19, there were different angels with sickle in their hands preparing for harvest, thus indicating an impending time of judgement. That paints a fearful picture. Moreover, in Luke 21:12-16 indicates that his disciples shall be hated and persecuted for the sake of his name....