Last Sunday after Pentecost 2016
Our Lord admonishes us that when the end of the world comes, many will not expect it and, more importantly, not be prepared for it. There have been numerous times when the world did not expect the widespread destruction that occurred, such as the total destruction of Jerusalem where “not one stone was left upon a stone.” Scripture tells us about the events that we will see in the final days citing the analogy of the fig tree, that when it sprouts and sends forth its buds you know that Spring is near. It also warns us not to believe the deceivers who give false statements about the presence of Christ in the final days. We should use the upcoming new liturgical year to prepare our souls to receive the Master when the Angels sound the trumpet announcing His return.