Friends, as we come toward the end of the liturgical year, we begin to look at the apocalyptic writings in the Bible. What’s indeed revealed is the end of the world in one sense—not so much the end of space-time, but the breaking down of all the frames of reference that we use to understand our lives. Because of the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, something new had happened. Our Gospel for today, taken from the section of Luke called “the little apocalypse,” shows the shaking of three worlds: the world of religion, the world of politics, and the world of nature.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Mal 3:19-20a
Psalm – Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9
Reading 2 – 2 Thes 3:7-12
Gospel – Lk 21:5-19