Luke 17:20-25 Reflection ~
If you ask your friends to describe Heaven, it will likely be some future existence with a distinct entry point. However, in reality, Jesus has already entered within us and is in Heaven, bringing Heaven within our reach. We do not need to run to any specific place because in faith when we consume Eucharist, immerse ourselves in the Word, feel deep peace, and love unconditionally; we should get a lightning-flash glimpses of Heaven. For now, we can already know Heaven through a glass, darkly.
Luke 17:20-25 – Scripture*
The Coming of the Kingdom
20 Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.”
22 Then he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 They will say to you, ‘Look there!’ or ‘Look here!’ Do not go, do not set off in pursuit. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must endure much suffering and be rejected by this generation.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on Luke 17:20-25 Reflection – Glimpses of Heaven.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Luke 17 passage.