Gospel: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
Our gospel today is from Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 which is a preparatory gospel for the advent season.
What the Gospel Is All About?
The gospel is all about the signs of the coming of the “Son of Man”.
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars. The earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Be alert at all times. Pray that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
To link our Gospel to our present situation…
These words lingers deep in our hearts like a glue and we need to make sure we understand the meaning of this. The signs mentioned in Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 is like a huge preparation for a great revelation.
In our world today where everything is toxic and negative, we must find it in our hearts to prepare a room. Why prepare a room and whose room should we prepare for? We have to prepare for advent.
Advent is a season of hope and expectation. Christmas is a time to prepare a room for joy and love and hope. We have to prepare for the coming of Christ Jesus.
This season, we look forward to celebrate the Christmas season without fear. Despite the pandemic we experienced, we manage to stand straight for God.
We need to realize what the gospel in Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 is telling us. Christmas is a few days ahead and we must ask ourselves how prepared we are for His coming? Jesus is the reason for the season. We may be lacking in so many things but we have to remember we only have one God above all turmoil.
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