Friday, March 26, 2010

The Day and Hour of the End is Unknown

36"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him".
(Matthew 24:36-44)

Many people are saying that in 2012, the world will end. They even made a movie about it. I also remember it said that the end of the world could happen at the turn of the millenium. We are still here. There is really no use trying to predict the end of this world, because Jesus told us that no one knows when the end will happen.
I think that it is more important to be ready for our end of the world, which will happen when we die. No one wants to die, but I don't think that death should not be something to be fearful of. The end will come to all of us one day and I think it is important to be ready. Here are two things you need to do to prepare for death:

Love God with your whole being
Love your fellow human no matter if they be friend or enemy, as you love yourself.

Aside from that, everything else you do to prepare is really unimportant. We should not sit waiting and worrying about the end times. We should live our lives with love, acceptance, forgiveness, compassion and patience. If we live that way, we have nothing to worry about.
In addition, we get a chance to live this way every day when we wake up to a new morning. God does not keep a scale, weighing sins against virtuous acts. Personally I am very grateful for that.

Peace and Love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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