Jesus was not only preparing his guys, he was aso preparing the Church for the end. So many things must happen for his return. When we read through the chapter, we can be excited to think God may return soon. The key for the disciples and for us at this year-end is to be ready. We have to live like he is coming back and coming soon. What that means is that we cannot hold on too tight to the things of this world. We have to be willing to let Go of the things that control us and allow the Lord to control our Journey. When we do, whether he returns tomorrow or long after we die, we will be full and ready for an eternity with him.
The world lives as if this is all we Got, but we, as his followers, should live as if this is the part we lay on the altar. If we can, we then can enjoy the things he provides but hope on the things that are eternal—help me Lord to live as if I you were coming soon.
God Bless You
As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “You must be on your guard.