Reflection on Luke 17:20-25 ~
If you ask your friends to describe Heaven it will likely be some future existence that has a distinct entry point. However, Jesus has already entered our space bringing Heaven within our reach. We do not need to run anywhere because in faith, when we consume Eucharist, immerse ourselves in the Word, feel deep peace, and love unconditionally, at minimum we should get a lighting flash glimpse of Heaven. For now, we know Heaven through a glass, darkly.
Luke 17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
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 reading and considering this reflection on Luke 17:20-25.