HIS WORDâ€¦AMEN, I SAY TO YOU, THIS GENERATION WILL NOT PASS AWAY UNTIL ALL THESE THINGS HAVE TAKEN PLACE. HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS WILL NOT PASS AWAYâ€¦ BUT OF THAT DAY OR HOUR, NO ONE KNOWS, NEITHER THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN, NOR THE SON, BUT ONLY THE FATHER.
my wordsâ€¦ Today is the second to the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, and normally the theme focuses on the â€œend of the worldâ€ or of â€œthe end timesâ€. It is said that nowadays, people are not anymore afraid of or anxious about the â€œend of the worldâ€; rather they are afraid of and anxious at the â€œend of the monthâ€! Why? Because their monthly dues and bills are coming inâ€¦ and they are usually burdensomeâ€¦ kaya, better â€œend of the worldâ€nalang!
Brothers and Sisters, when does the world really end? Listening to todayâ€™s gospel, it says, â€œno one knows about itâ€¦ not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father (Mk 13:32). But it is sad to note that many of our Christian brothers and Sisters are fooled by the claims and doctrines about the â€œend of the worldâ€. There are those who erroneously sold their properties because of a promise made by some â€œfalse prophetsâ€ (and even called â€˜prophets of doomâ€™) that they are the only ones who can be saved and thereby the need for these innocent people to become members of their group by leaving behind their farms, houses and homes, and working animals. The result: the world did not end at allâ€¦ and they are at the losing endâ€¦ they lost their means of livelihood, their meager propertiesâ€¦ and some even ended their lives in great frustrations!!!
Brothers and Sisters let us rather be faithful to the WORD of Jesus than to the â€œwordsâ€ of men who can be counted as â€œfalse prophetsâ€. There are many of those kinds who can easily victimize innocent and naÃ¯ve people and thereby makingthem their preys. The â€œend of the worldâ€ syndrome will just serve as our warning and guideâ€¦ but let us just continue living our normal lives. Let us leave everything to the Father who knows everything in us and in our world.Let us therefore find meaning in our â€œOur Fatherâ€ Prayer that says, â€œYour will be done on earth as it is in heaven…â€ By totally surrendering ourselves to the will of the Father, the more we will experience and find meaning in His great love for all of us.
Yes, it has been said, â€œLove conquers Allâ€â€¦ Let the love therefore of the Father conquer all our fears and anxieties so that the â€œend of the worldâ€ tantrums will just become part of the process of living that love of God in us and among us. Let us totally surrender everything in us and in our world to the Father and everything will become victory for the whole of humanity.
LET THIS BE OUR PRAYER: â€œFATHER, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN… AMEN.â€