Daniel 12:1-3 (Psalm 16); Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 | Semi-continuous first reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
This Hebrews text is a word crafted for a specific people by a caring preacher.
There they all stood, gaping at the blinding wonder of the temple wall and thinking about how magnificent it was. That is, until Jesus stunned the group by blurting out, "Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down."
End times call for tall towers of hope. They tingle with expectation.