There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth distress among the nations confused by the the roaring of the seas and the waves. — Luke 21:25
It seems that every time we elect a new President there is this hue and cry that, “the end of the world is coming.” A lot of us think that discussions about the apocalypse are only contained in the Book of Revelations, but no Luke gets that ball rolling.
I admit that Revelations is difficult if not downright impossible to understand, but what really puzzles me are the people who want to welcome in the end of the world. Maybe it’s because I’m not a bit confident that I will be called into the “rapture.” (Did you know there is a website to help you in that regard? http://www.raptureready.com.). I wouldn’t be so confident even if I thought I was “rapture ready” remember Christs said, “the first will be last, and the last will be first.”
Maybe as opposed to worrying about the apocalypse we should work a little harder at transforming the world to become a reflection of God’s love. Maybe that’s what Christ meant when he said a new world is coming. Perhaps he is talking about a world that respects the dignity of all, and that each of us seek to serve all without exception. That indeed would be a new world that’s worth welcoming.