Reflection on Luke 21:5-11 ~
Despite the daily signs of our world seemingly falling morally and physically, as Christians we need not be afraid or uneasy. We are graced to experience the beauty and touch of Jesus’s peace. When we embrace and are embraced back by the Word and Jesus’s light, are hearts overflow with hope and love that attracts others. We grow to understand there is only one Triune God who desires for us to be a sign from Heaven for our community and unbelievers because we are the reconstruction of Jerusalem.
Luke 21 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Destruction of the Temple Foretold
5 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”
Signs and Persecutions
7 They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” 8 And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.
9 “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.” 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 21:5-11.