This morning a couple of people told me about a Jeopardy question, or should I say answer, that they thought was factually incorrect. After doing some research, I found out that during final Jeopardy an answer was asked (yes Jeopardy does it backward) along the lines of who was the first Apostle? Before reading on … Continue reading A Christian question on Jeopardy.
I'm going to split my reflections into two parts this morning. The first will be on Babylon the Great and who she represents. Elsewhere in revelation, she is called a PG-13 word that I will leave out of this post. You likely have heard she represents the Catholic Church I will attempt to explain why … Continue reading Who is Babylon the Great?
I'd like to share some more thoughts from Revelation up to this point that I have yet to comment on or that the lectionary skipped over in the weekly cycle of readings. These are important passages that I think we should understand and will help our faith to understand. A Scroll with Seven Seals? Revelation … Continue reading Important Aspects of Revelation
Today's reading comes from Revelation 15:1-4 it is short and there isn't to much to say on the matter but I thought this would be a good opportunity to examine Revelation 12 and the vision of the Woman clothed with the sun and moon under her feet. A question for us to ponder, is the … Continue reading The Woman Clothed with the Sun
To be honest when I first read the passage for today's readings I didn't know what to make of it. Revelation takes an interesting twist to begin to talk about a farmer and his sickle and that the son of man has the sickle and that some of the harvest will be thrown into the … Continue reading Is Heaven like a Farm?
Our path through Revelation continues in the Lectionary this Monday morning with a reading from the 14th Chapter in Revelation. It tells us there are 144,000 standing on Mount Zion before the lamb, with the father's name written on their forehead. I've always wondered will only 144,000 make it into heaven? Will only 144,000 be … Continue reading Are you a part of the 144,000?
One of my favorite movies of all time, well trilogies of all time is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As you may know, this movie is based on a series of books by the same title the Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien. What I especially love about these movies, outside of how … Continue reading Aragorn a Christ-like King
Today is the memorial of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary so there is a chance you will not hear this read today at Mass, but I would still like to present on this passage from Revelation that is in the weekday cycle of readings. As we begin to enter into the visions and … Continue reading The First Vision of Heaven
In this mornings Mass, we hear a letter to two Churches again in present-day Turkey. First John writes to the Church in Sardis. What we know about this Church is that it was a great city, that of wealth and well being. There was a present Church in that city, but John's challenge to the … Continue reading Churches in Sardis and Laodicea
In our daily Mass readings we begin to hear from the book of Revelation. We all know Revelation is an Apocalypse, which simply means uncovering. We typically think of Apocalypse as the end of the world, as great destruction, the coming of Christ, the Judgement and other things but Revelation has some elements that may … Continue reading Revelation Apocalypse or Series of Letters