Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 21,20-28
Jesus said to his disciples: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand.
Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Let those within the city escape from it, and let those in the countryside not enter the city,
for these days are the time of punishment when all the scriptures are fulfilled.
Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people.
They will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken as captives to all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”
When they can see
The signs: we must learn to see the signs. Jesus is all around us if we are persistent enough to see, you might feel He is very insistent. We must learn to see signs that call our attention for example, young people that believe in God, but not in the Church, people who belong to a Church constantly fighting, not giving testimony of our faith, which alienates us from God in our lives. Today we must see, and our voice must reach others with what God teaches us.
God never leaves you. Jesus is always on your side and motivates you to continue the fight and to remind you that he is always with you. He wants to share everything with you and live within you. He awaits your initiative.
Hold your head high: this is to remind you that you have dignity and a life to live with courage. Your life is worth something, do not let others diminish it. Give yourself the chance to be happy.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
And remember, Heaven is Our Goal !