My daughter wants to know. Even as a biblical scholar, I don’t have a good answer.
Season after Pentecost | 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; (Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98;) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
The first Easter was a wrecked scene of dispirited disciples in the shadows of an insurrection.
The authors of 2 Thessalonians saw a painful unraveling within the community, and they responded with urgency.