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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/112415.cfm
While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here–the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”
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! When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.”
Being human we always want to know when and how. Jesus tells us it is not for us to know. We are supposed to trust in Him and not listen to the false teachers that try to lead us away. They cite false doctrine and twist the word of the Lord to make sin look attractive and normal. Follow the truth not the lies. Live life undeceived by false teachers.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of discernment that allows me to see the truth through the lies that the world proclaims. I ask Father that everyone be open to receive these gifts and turn back to you. In Jesus’ holy name Amen.
Give glory and eternal praise to him.