Jesus said, “All that you see here, the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”
We are approaching the end of the liturgical calendar. December 1st will be the first day of the new liturgical year. At the end of the year, the Church reminds us of conflicts and destructions in the world.
I remember my own ending moments a few weeks ago when I took too much cough medicine. I thought I was dying. My heartbeat raised up. The world around me was spinning. My eyes could not concentrate and read. I thought I was standing in front of death, the ending of my life. I had a little worry. Who would say Masses for me? What happened to all my plans?
My own death verses to the death of the whole world. Today the Gospel invites us to reflect on the incidents and realities NOW. We need to look around and pray to see, to judge and to act appropriately and prophetically.
I see the Mother Earth is crying for help because the climate change heats up the glope.
Ms. Greta Thunberg, 16 years old, stated, “The climate and ecological emergency is right here, right now. But it has only just begun, it will get worse. 420 gigatons of CO2 left to emit on January 1st, 2018 to have a 67 percent chance of staying below 1.5 degrees of global temperature rise. And now that figure is already down to less than 360 gigatons. Our house is on fire, I am here to say our house is on fire. According to the IPCC, we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes.”
Jesus said, “By your perseverance, you will secure your lives.” How do we prepare for our eternal life? We cannot sit here to wait for death to come and destroy us. We should be active and alert to respond to the life that God has given us.
Ms. Greta Thunberg said, “This is the year 2019. This is not the time and place for dreams. This is the time to wake up. This is a moment in history where we need to be wide awake. You must not gamble your children’s future on the flip of a coin. Instead, you must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.”
- Fr. Tat