Reflection on Mark 13:24-32 ~
For a moment place yourself on the Cross as if you were Jesus. Isn’t possible that from the time of recorded religion, to your moment on the Cross, God’s time is not measured like our own? Couldn’t the coming of the Son of Man be an on-going process? Have you felt darkness and had your life shaken? Does this message of hope speak to your own journey of finding and knowing Jesus in this present time?
Mark 13 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Coming of the Son of Man
24 “But in those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
The Necessity for Watchfulness
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 13:24-32.