In times like these, we need heaven.
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.