Matthew 24:37-44 Reflection – Halfway to Heaven

Reflection on Matthew 24:37-44 ~

Have you felt the spiritual touch of the risen Christ, possibly even knowing the contact of the divine? Do you believe in the Real Presence of Jesus? Are you in awe when you read in the Word about the coming, life and glory of Jesus in the Old Testament?  Do you know that every day all over the world people are praying throughout the day “The Hours” (Psalms)? The Psalms are read or sung with and for us, bringing us all halfway to Heaven with their voices. We can join them as we wait for our own arrival in heaven.

The Two Women at the Mill James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Two Women at the Mill, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Advent Reflections

Matthew 24  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, 39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. 42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

 

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 24:37-44