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Wake Up!  Food for Meditation:

Listen to the words of the Gospel according to Matthew:

Destruction of Jerusalem

15. "Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, 1 which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place,— let him who reads understand —   16. then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; 17. and let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything from his house; 18. and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19. But woe to those are with child, or have infants at the breast in those days! 20. But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on the Sabbath. 21. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor will be. 22. And unless those days had been shortened, no living creature would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

The Signs of the Last Day

23. "Then if anyone say to you, 'Behold. here is the Christ,’ , or, 'There he is,' do not believe it. 24. For false christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25. Behold, I have told it to you beforehand, 26. If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert,' do not go forth; 'Behold, he is in the inner chambers,’ do not believe it. 27. For as the lightning comes forth from the east and shines even to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28. Where. ever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29. "But Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 30. And then will appear the sign of the son of Man in heaven; and then will all tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with great power and majesty. 31. And he will send forth his angels with a trumpet and a great sound, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Second Coming of Christ

Jerusalem's Impending Destruction

32. "Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch is now tender, and the leaves break forth, you know that summer is near,  33.  Even so, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door. 34. Amen I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things have been accomplished.

35. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Every soul will stand in the view of Divine sight.


You will be without excuse, without any further recourse, without further chance of fixing what you've done or failed to do.
Even the just man falls seven times a day.


SATURNINUS went from Rome, by direction of Pope Fabian, about the year 245, to preach the faith in Gaul. He fixed his episcopal see at Toulouse, and thus became the first Christian bishop of that city. There were but few Christians in the place. However, their number grew fast after the coming of the Saint; and his power was felt by the spirits of evil, who received the worship of the heathen. His power was felt the more because he had to pass daily through the capitol, the high place of the heathen worship, on the way to his own church. One day a great multitude was gathered by an altar, where a bull stood ready for the sacrifice. A man in the crowd pointed out Saturninus, who was passing by, and the people would have forced him to idolatry; but the holy bishop answered: “I know but one God, and to Him I will offer the sacrifice of praise. How can I fear gods who, as you say, are afraid of me?” On this he was fastened to the bull, which was driven down the capitol. The brains of the Saint were scattered on the steps. His mangled body was taken up and buried by two devout women.

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REFLECTION: When beset by the temptations of the devil, let us call upon the Saints, who reign with Christ. They were powerful during their lives against the devil and his angels. They are more powerful now that they have passed from the Church on earth to the Church triumphant.


REPAIRING SCANDAL. Making amends for sinful action that has scandalized others. A person is obliged to make reparation as far as he or she can. In some cases it would be impossible to make direct reparation to the people scandalized because they are too numerous or are unknown. Nevertheless the responsibility remains. Making reparation by good example to undo the harm caused others by scandal is a prominent feature of the Christian meaning of penance in expiation for sin.

Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon SJ (Get the real one at Eternal Life — don’t accept an abridged or edited version of this masterpiece!)


Deepen your appreciation of the Incarnation and our salvation with The Great Truths Series by Fr. Richard Clarke S.J. Read today’s “The Announcement of His Coming” but consider this:

It left the curse of sin upon the earth and its inhabitants, and announced the sorrows that would accompany them through their time of sojourn here. That law still holds. Christ came to abolish sin, but not its temporal consequences. 

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