The Hope of the World
As we enter Advent, we come across these strange scriptures…they are apocalyptic scriptures, which merely mean they are telling us about or warning us about what will happen in the future. Sometimes they are kinda scary…like this one. Entire theological doctrines have been made out of these kinds of passages…the rapture idea of people just disappearing from the earth; movies, books, people in fear of the Day of the Lord. I know the Day of the Lord will be what it is, I can’t predict it or change it…but I can live my life in such a way that I need not fear it. Today’s passage from Matthew warns us to be ready.