Prayer of the Day
Daily PrayerNovember 28th, 2014
“Jesus told his disciples a parable. Think of the fig tree and indeed every tree. As soon as you see them bud, you know that summer is now near. So with you when you see these things happening know that the kingdom of God is near. I tell you solemnly, before this generation has passed away all will have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
The Gospel continues with the resumption of the cosmic signs. Jesus, Son of Man is in control no matter what kind of disaster, sea, wars, or violence. He is the faithful judge. “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.” Lucan theology is brimful: the Jesus who will meet death in Jerusalem, utters words of eternal significance.