November 26. Groups discussed the so-called last things which came up a lot in the readings of the time. “In almost every generation there are people who believe the end of the world is nigh. We call that millennialism. Some people interpret the book of Revelation and speak about The Rapture, when those who have lived righteous lives will get taken straight up into heaven. Some Biblical books are written from that perspective. Climate change is obvious in all parts of the world and governments and private agencies in the secular world are recognizing the negative effects on weather patterns; hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, floods and droughts. Whether the end is nigh or not, more must be done by everyone including families on a holistical level, with the awareness of Our World, A Family of Families. Jesus himself told us that only the Father knows the end. Does that give you hope and comfort or not?
And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity. Luke 21: 20-28.
Pope Francis: Patriarch Bartholomew has drawn attention to the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems which require that we look for solutions not only in technology but in a change of humanity; otherwise we would be dealing merely with symptoms. LS 9