Don Bosco Philippines South Province

Salesians of Don Bosco – Philippine South Province FIS

My words will never pass away

Daniel heard this word of the Lord:
“At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people;
it shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time.”

Daniel 12:1-3

33rd SUN ORDINARY TIME

One morning there was a surprise drug test among the employees at the city hall. Some employees were afraid saying “I did not study for this. I fear that I might fail.”

A father seeing the report card of his daughter full of red marks asked “You failed in all your subjects. Is there anything test at all that you passed?” The daughter replied “the pregnancy test”.

A sick patient gets a call from his Doctor.

The Doctor says “I have your test results back. I’ve got bad news and worse news.”
The guy says “What’s the bad news?”
“You have 24 hours to live.”
“That’s terrible! What could be worse than that?”
“I forgot to call you yesterday.”

Everyone is afraid of tests. Not only students but everyone like employees who fear evaluation from their employers, sick patients afraid of laboratory results, companies fearing government inspection.

But there is one test which everyone fear the most: judgement day at the end of the world. Today’s gospel describes it as full of catastrophes: the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

But what is really terrifying is what Daniel wrote in his book “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” Dan 12:1-3.

God in the end will reward the good but punish the wicked. “God will make His enemies His footstool” Heb 10:11-14. The question is will you be among those who go to everlasting life? Or to eternal horror?

The answer is “yes” if only we hold on to the words of Jesus. “For heaven and earth will pass away but His Words will not pass away” Mrk.13:24-32. .  

Everyone is afraid of tests. Not only students but everyone like employees who fear evaluation from their employers, sick patients afraid of laboratory results, companies fearing government inspection.

But there is one test which everyone fear the most: judgement day at the end of the world. Today’s gospel describes it as full of catastrophes: the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

But what is really terrifying is what Daniel wrote in his book “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” Dan 12:1-3.

God in the end will reward the good but punish the wicked. “God will make His enemies His footstool” Heb 10:11-14. The question is will you be among those who go to everlasting life? Or to eternal horror?

The answer is “yes” if only we hold on to the words of Jesus. “For heaven and earth will pass away but His Words will not pass away” Mrk.13:24-32. .  

Everyone is afraid of tests. Not only students but everyone like employees who fear evaluation from their employers, sick patients afraid of laboratory results, companies fearing government inspection.

But there is one test which everyone fear the most: judgement day at the end of the world. Today’s gospel describes it as full of catastrophes: the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

But what is really terrifying is what Daniel wrote in his book “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” Dan 12:1-3.

God in the end will reward the good but punish the wicked. “God will make His enemies His footstool” Heb 10:11-14. The question is will you be among those who go to everlasting life? Or to eternal horror?

The answer is “yes” if only we hold on to the words of Jesus. “For heaven and earth will pass away but His Words will not pass away” Mrk.13:24-32. .  

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