Friday, November 13, 2020

In diebus Filii hominis (Lk. 17:26)


Lord Jesus described how to prepare the day for the coming of the Son of Man: “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying, and getting married until the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all”. Everyone lived his life as usual. Only Noah knew how to prepare himself. He obeyed Lord's commands. He spent the time to prepare for that judgment day. He made an ark.

It was the ark that saved Noah and his family. Do we use our life to make the ark so that we could be saved? We don't know when the end of the world will come, so our whole life should be a  preparation to welcoming the Son of Man.

“Remember Lot's wife!” said Jesus. Lot's wife looked back, and she was turned into a pillar of salt. Lot's wife was not willing to leave her past and did not dare to leave her belongings. Possessions could not save her. Only faith in God can save us. Just as Noah obeyed God's commands, Lot's wife should only believe in God's Word. Looking back was useless.

Let’s follow God's commands and keep looking forward! Let's use our life for the preparation of the Lord's day.

By Fr. Fransiskus Diaz, SVD.

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