Gospel – Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
1038 The resurrection of all the dead, “of both the just and the unjust,”will precede the Last Judgment. This will be “the hour when all who are in the tombs will hear [the Son of man’s] voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.” Then Christ will come “in his glory, and all the angels with him…. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left…. And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
670 Since the Ascension God’s plan has entered into its fulfillment. We are already at “the last hour.” “Already the final age of the world is with us, and the renewal of the world is irrevocably under way; it is even now anticipated in a certain real way, for the Church on earth is endowed already with a sanctity that is real but imperfect.”Christ’s kingdom already manifests its presence through the miraculous signs that attend its proclamation by the Church.
669 As Lord, Christ is also head of the Church, which is his Body. Taken up to heaven and glorified after he had thus fully accomplished his mission, Christ dwells on earth in his Church. The redemption is the source of the authority that Christ, by virtue of the Holy Spirit, exercises over the Church. “The kingdom of Christ [is] already present in mystery,” “on earth, the seed and the beginning of the kingdom.”
From “The Ark of the Covenant” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (ARK 13:3-5,7 18:4)
13:3) God has ordered that I be with you to announce to you that My Son will reclaim His kingdom and, then, there will be one flock and one Shepherd.
4) The tribulations will intensify. Confusion will level earth and if you are not full of the Holy Spirit, if you are not united to My Son’s Sacred Passion, you will be dragged along by confusion.
5) I plead with you to listen to My warnings. The chastisement is here; it increases daily. The Divine Justice of God will come and the world will be purified of all evil. Wait, be vigilant and pray incessantly for yourselves and your families, because Justice will lash out when least expected.
7) Little ones, I desire to give you great graces. Ask for them. Have much faith and do not waver. I, the Mother of Jesus, the Immaculate Conception, tell you that many who previously awoke and converted have now calmed and even have fallen asleep again. The trumpets of the angels are already sounding the Justice of God…
18:4) Be vigilant and wait; pray and work in My vineyard. I beseech all who are called, to join together as the first Christians did. Live in humility, simplicity and obedience, and then come in the unity of the Holy Spirit and accompany Me on the cross. Trust in Me, console Me, love Me… I shall come to reclaim My kingdom.
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 inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”