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Season after Pentecost | 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; (Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12;) 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30
In my Century lectionary column for this week, I wrote about Zephaniah 1 and 1 Thessalonians 5, with their shared theme of the “day of the Lord.” Zephaniah’s account is particularly fearsome, and it serves as important background for the medieval liturgical text “Dies Irae.” I chose to focus on these passages because they are hard to hear. Initially they seem so alien, and yet on second reflection, their scenes of destruction are so terribly familiar.
Are our days of destruction the "day of the Lord"?