Saturday 11 October 2014

Tuesday of Week 34 Year 2

Does anyone of us know when we will die? Surely not. We do not know exactly when we would die. All we know is that some day, we will die. Many factors could contribute to how long we would be on this earth, but ultimately, only God knows when it would be time for us to leave this life. Likewise, we would not know when the world would end. Sometimes we come across folks who claim to know when the world would end, but we should not be so easily duped by such folks. Some of these folks would use various scare tactics or so called bible passages to sound convincing with the intention to make us give up our wealth and possessions. The irony is, if the world is "really" going to end, shouldn't these folks be preparing themselves spiritually and helping others to prepare themselves spiritually too, instead of fleecing others and then making a run for it? Just as only God knows when we would die, the same principle applies to when the world would end.

This is why, in today's Gospel, Jesus reminds us: "Take care not to be deceived,’ he said ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon." If we have trust and confidence in God, then there is no reason for us to worry or fret. What is more important is that we make every effort to remain in good relationship with God and with others. Regardless of what happens, God will care for us, if we place our trust in Him and continue to walk in His ways.

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