Gospel – Mark 13:24-32
Jesus said to his disciples: “In those days after that tribulation 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. “And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky. “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
1040 The Last Judgment will come when Christ returns in glory. Only the Father knows the day and the hour; only he determines the moment of its coming. Then through his Son Jesus Christ he will pronounce the final word on all history. We shall know the ultimate meaning of the whole work of creation and of the entire economy of salvation and understand the marvelous ways by which his Providence led everything towards its final end. The Last Judgment will reveal that God’s justice triumphs over all the injustices committed by his creatures and that God’s love is stronger than death.
326 The Scriptural expression “heaven and earth” means all that exists, creation in its entirety. It also indicates the bond, deep within creation, that both unites heaven and earth and distinguishes the one from the other: “the earth” is the world of men, while “heaven” or “the heavens” can designate both the firmament and God’s own “place” — “our Father in heaven” and consequently the “heaven” too which is eschatological glory. Finally, “heaven” refers to the saints and the “place” of the spiritual creatures, the angels, who surround God.
1994 Justification is the most excellent work of God’s love made manifest in Christ Jesus and granted by the Holy Spirit. It is the opinion of St. Augustine that “the justification of the wicked is a greater work than the creation of heaven and earth,” because “heaven and earth will pass away but the salvation and justification of the elect… will not pass away.”He holds also that the justification of sinners surpasses the creation of the angels in justice, in that it bears witness to a greater mercy.
From “The Great Crusade of Mercy” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (CM-138:6)
6) Yes! Come to Me all of you who have falsely believed in the vanity of the world; I want to show you and above all I want to give you truth which does not pass away with the passing of years, but which will become instead more and more obvious to you.
From “The Great Crusade of Love” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (CL-152:2, 154:6)
2) So many things have been foretold to you about the world, the souls, the Church… Everything will be fulfilled because heaven and earth shall pass, but My Words will not.
6) But I shall strongly yell and I make My angels yell to the four winds, North, South, East, and West and I shall congregate all My redeemers around the nuptial table prepared by My Angels and arranged with all carefulness and, then there will be only one kingdom: the Kingdom of Love.
From “Springs of Mercy” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (SM-132:4)
4) Do not try to understand anything in this Mystery of love. Embrace it as I give it to you, because My word will not pass away… Print this truth on your spirits: have a living and perfect faith in it and look with focused and sure eyes under the veil of the sacrament of the body that fills all of Heaven with the brilliance of its glory: that is the Mystery of faith.
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings, and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, What kind of soil will you be for the word of God? We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed.
Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly 3inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”