At that time Michael the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise (Dan. 12:1). 

As we approach the end of the liturgical year the Sacred Liturgy invites us to contemplate the mystery of the end of time. It is indeed a mystery, and the day as well as the hour remain the secret of God alone (Mk. 13:32). By this we are not to conclude that Our Lord does not know for He is true God. It simply means that it is not fitting or necessary for us to know. It is enough for us to know that our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself (Phil. 3:20-21).

What we know with certainty is that Our Lord will come again in glory. We also know that those who are prepared to receive Him will live with Him forever. It could be said that the future is decided in the present. Our worship always exhorts and guides us to consider not only this truth of Our Lord’s second coming, but all things, without exception, in light of eternity. At the heart of our Christian faith and hope is the certainty that everything is directed towards an end. This truth is found not only in Revelation but also in the Book of Nature or the natural order. There is nothing purposeless in nature. There is an order that governs creation, and not only creation. Our lives too are ordered and governed by a plan – God’s plan which has been revealed to us through Our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:9). While it may seem to us at times that life and human history especially, appear to be an unceasing struggle between good and evil, the certainty that God will reign gives us strength and hope and in this hope we were saved (Rom. 8:24).

Praise the Lord

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