Standing Before The Son Of Man


The Liturgical Year comes to a close today and so the Gospel reading for Mass is from the end of the Book of Revelation. In it we hear Jesus tell us to be vigilant for the day of His return. He tells us that that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. I must admit, those are chilling words! They also got me to thinking about would I rather be one who is still living on this earth when that day comes, or would I rather be already called from this world. I think that as long as my soul is in the condition Our Lord would have it, it really won't matter where I am on that day.
We are all going to stand before Our Lord sooner or later~ either at the end of time or at a time He sees fit to call us, and we are all going to have to give an account of our lives. Sometimes I envision that moment with my telling Him: "I got nothing, Lord; please have mercy!" I will take Jesus' advice though, and pray for the grace and strength to escape the imminent tribulations.
On this Liturgical New Year's Eve, I look forward to these coming weeks of Advent when we prepare to meet Christ when He comes again, and at Christmas.
Happy New Year!

Comments

I think Revelations is frightening. Especially the bit in Chapter 13 Verse 16 where it says we'll all have a mark and without it we will not be able to buy or sell anything. We're almost there with computers. All you need is to implant a chip under the skin and it will serve as your account for life - salaries will go in that chip account as well as deductions for anything you buy. We chip dogs (in the UK) how long before someone suggests we chip humans too?

Was there not a film about that? Sylvester Stallone I think - Demolition Man. Futuristic film and every where he walked he was followed through his chip and was fined if he did something wrong.

Anyway ... thanx for frightening me Karinann. I pray God helps us all.

God bless, Karinann.

Oh ... I like your new Blog.
Karinann said…
Victor,
Sorry for frightening you. Revelation used to scare me more than it does now. While I guess I really don't want to be one of the last ones standing on this earth during the end tribulations, I think that what man is capable of (chips etc) is far scarier than anything God has in store.
Might I recommend Scott Hahn's The Lamb's Supper? A wonderful book that puts Revelation and the Mass in perspective.
Glad you like the blog's new look- hope you continue to visit despite my scaring you :)
Mary333 said…
I loved your "I got nothing, Lord; please have mercy!" The picture at the top of the post is awesome :)

I agree about Scott Hahn's book. I haven't read all his books but I did read this one and thought it was excellent.
Karinann said…
Thanks Mary- found the picture on Google images.