Year C -
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
5 And some saying of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said:
6 These things which you see, the days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when they shall begin to come to pass?
8 Who said: Take heed you be not seduced; for many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and the time is at hand: go ye not therefore after them.
9 And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified: these things must first come to pass; but the end is not yet presently.
10 Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; and there shall be great signs.
12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands upon you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake.
13 And it shall happen unto you for a testimony.
14 Lay it up therefore into your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.
16 And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren, and kinsmen and friends; and some of you they will put to death.
17 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.
18 But a hair of your head shall not perish.
19 In your patience you shall possess your souls.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus
You are the temples of the spirit of God. The spirit gives you life and sustains you in your earthly journey. But it will come to pass when your soul will have to leave the body and you will be turned into dust. The temple of Jerusalem was admired for its beauty and riches, but it was turned into ruins as a witness of material vanity.
Nothing of this world is eternal, therefore beauty comes and beauty goes, what is strong today will be weak tomorrow; the beauty and the light of day must give way to the darkness of the night.
Generations have come and generations have gone, men have been on this earth for thousands of years, but the day will come when things as they are will be no more, the old will be replaced with the new, there will be a new heavens and a new earth.
And while you have your senses, cling to me and learn from my wisdom, have fear of God who has the power to give life and to take it away. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Life is full of struggles; therefore unless you work hard you will not obtain what you want. I am inviting you to open your hearts to the Kingdom of Heaven for your own good, but I must warn you that if you take the easy road you will not succeed. I offer you hope in your faith and guarantee the reward of your efforts, but you must persevere to overcome all your obstacles.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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