And some saying of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said: These things which you see, the days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when they shall begin to come to pass? Who said: Take heed you be not seduced; for many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and the time is at hand: go ye not therefore after them. And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified: these things must first come to pass; but the end is not yet presently. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; and there shall be great signs.
Luke 21:5-11 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Dear Father I am grateful for each day that you give me life as a sign of your love. I have always wondered about this reading and how easy it is for many to judge. It has been that way since this was first written. For two thousand years there have been many claims but we are still here. Dear Father you are the sign of love itself, because only a Father would care enough to ensure that his children are safe from harm. We are given many warnings to straighten up, just like our bodies warn us of illness. We either ignore or we go and fix our bodies don't we? The same can then be said of our world then, it's hurting and needs mending and we are that body that needs fixing. Do we love ourselves enough to reverse the damage we inflict upon the body of the world? Love mends. Dear Father I pray that with each time I see any hatred I will pray for love to conquer. I pray this day for those who are empty of God's presence, they are nothing but an empty shell. May they be filled with God's love. Amen