The authors of 2 Thessalonians saw a painful unraveling within the community, and they responded with urgency.
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
I'd left the practice of testimony in my childhood church. Then I learned why Luke suggests it when your world is falling apart.
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.