Thursday 10 July 2014

Tuesday of Week 21 Year 2

Does anyone know precisely when we are going to die? Certainly not. What about when the world is going to end? Can anyone predict precisely when that would happen? Once again, no. It seems laughable that there are people who claim they know when the world would end, and they would use all sorts of tricks and so called predictions to support their claims. It is even more crazy that there are people so gullible to believe such claims. More often than not, these so called people who think "they are in the know" are merely tricksters, trying to scare others into giving up their property and wealth. Then when the so called predictions turn out to be a hoax, these people would conveniently make all sorts of excuses and new predictions, and some may just "disappear" with the loot.

In today's reading, St Paul reminds us: "To turn, brothers, to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we shall all be gathered round him: please do not get excited too soon or alarmed by any prediction or rumour or any letter claiming to come from us, implying that the Day of the Lord has already arrived. Never let anyone deceive you in this way." Instead of worrying too much about the end of the world, perhaps we should make more effort in remaining in good relationship with God. After all, if we are in good relationship with God, why should we be concerned about when the world would end? Don't we trust that God would be there to care for us and protect us from harm?

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