The Judgement of Humanity

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Reflection on the Gospel of the Friday In The Thirty-Second Week In Ordinary Time

Luke 17:26-37

COVID-19 is a term etched deep in everyone’s mind today, an event that every person has experienced across the globe. Did we ever expect something like this? Never! It is unimaginable even today, after almost 2 years of living through the horror that a ‘virus’ could bring the whole world to stand still! Our busy lives, which had begun isolating us, were put on a long pause. The good thing however, was that all of us were forced to rethink and introspect and we actually started noticing the small things that made a difference to our lives and relationships and we were forced to deal with each rather than run away from each other and look at the situation in the eye!

Jesus warned the people in his time also of a similar consequence for their unpreparedness to meet the Son of Man. God had to take extreme steps of the flood, during Noah’s time or raining fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, to put an end to the mindless living and sinfulness of the people. He paints a dreadful picture of losing your loved ones and facing judgement when the Son of Man arrives. 

The lesson – be prepared, work towards utilising every moment of our lives towards God’s plan… are we preparing ourselves for our future with our Lord?

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