Reflection on Luke 17:26-37 ~
When you look around what do you see? Are your friends and family full of love? Do they care for each other and their neighbors? Do you feel satisfied with your nominal needs? Are you opening your heart to reveal Jesus? Do you allow yourself to be embraced by Trinity’s radiance? If so, you are ready for whatever comes. During this waiting period, we should comply with the obligation to our duty to God in this life, fearlessly cooperating with divinity as we traverse our eternal faith journey.
Luke 17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them 30 —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it. 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” 37 Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 17:26-37.