Since my son’s accident, everything I understand about hope has changed.
Season after Pentecost | 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
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)
Sometimes we need a good old-fashioned swig of bracing disillusionment.
by Brad RothOctober 16, 2018
Even before my first cup of coffee, I often turn the radio on to check the weather report for the day: will I need an umbrella? Should I take an extra jacket? Looking around for my coffee cup, I barely hear the voice in the background: "The sun will be darkened; and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Really? Maybe I should just go back to bed.
The unnamed disciple in Mark 13:1 would have been impressed not only by the temple’s splendor, but by what it represented: God’s presence with Israel. Jesus’ reply must have astounded him.