When will this happen?

November 26, 2019 6:00 am

“Then they asked him, ‘Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?’  He answered, ‘See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them!’” (LK 21: 7-8)

We have many questions like this. We would love to know what will happen to our children, our parents; it would be good to know about our own future… but Our Lord warns us against such thinking. We do not have access to the future; we have today and this present moment. Every day is like a life in miniature—what we will do today, we will do in the future. We don’t know what will happen to our children, but we can show them how much we love them, what kind of choices we make every day, and we can hope that with our good example, they will make our witness part of their own lives. When we take care of our relationship daily, e.g. today, yesterday, and like we will do tomorrow, we can expect that we will take care of our relationship also in the future. Be faithful to your vocation today, and your vocation will take care of you tomorrow: serva regulam et regula te servabit.   

“Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak