“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory”
(Mk 13: 26)
Gospel Liturgy: Mark 13: 3-37
Today is the 4th Sunday of the month of
Mesore where the message is now complete as we approach
the judgment day when Christ comes to judge the living
and the dead. If we understood the message of the Church
this month then we will not be scared of this day
because we are ready for it. It is true that we are
vinedresser of the Vine of God (first Sunday), but we
are also so loved by Him, and He is willing to purify us
to bring the fruit (second Sunday). And we are united
with Him as the flesh is submitting to the spirit and
the Spirit is submitting to the Holy Spirit. We are His
family, from His bones and flesh, and He calls us His
mother, His brother, and His sister (third Sunday).
+ So if we are observing His coming, it is to enjoy
eternity with Him, and to take our places which He went
to prepare for us. That is why we are asking when Lord
would You came and return the kingdom, and wipe every
+ As Christ was answering this question, He was also
answering a previous question regarding the destruction
of the Temple and Jerusalem. Because it is not for us to
know accurately these dates, lest we slack in our
spiritual fight, He combined the answers of these two
questions into one slightly vague answer. However, we
can conclude some major facts about His second coming,
among these facts are:
It does not come with observation (The Vespers’ Gospel).
False prophets claim that they are Christ or that they
know when He is coming.
Wars and news of wars between nations and kingdoms.
Earthquaquea, starvations and troubles in different
parts of the world.
The Gospel reaches the whole world before its end.
The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its
light, and the stars of heaven will fall.
+ There are many other signs were mentioned in the
scriptures whether by Christ Himself or by others like
the anti-Christ, the general falling away, the
abomination of desolation, the great tribulation, the
coming of the Jews to Christ, …
My brethren, although that many of these signs have
been fulfilled, and that His second coming today is
closer than ever before, why is it important for us
if my end is even closer? Why am I distracted from
my eternity and thus it will be applied on me what
Jesus has said “Fool! This night your soul will
be required of you” (Lk 12: 20)?