During Year C of the lectionary cycle, our second reading is taken exclusively from the Book of Revelation during Easter. Our lectionary does not share much about this book but we do have readings from it every other year at daily mass in the last two weeks of Ordinary Time. Before I studied this book, … Continue reading The Book of Revelation
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
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?
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