Early one morning the angels accompanied Jesus and his disciples to the Mount of Olives. They wept with him as he mourned over the city; “How many times have I wanted to put my arms around your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me!”
They listened in horror as he described the troubles and persecutions that were to come before the end times.
They were aroused by the glorious vision of the Son of Man appearing in the sky with power and great glory, knowing they would be there, accompanying him too. The trumpets would sound and they would be sent to the four corners of the earth to gather the chosen people and bring them back to enjoy their eternal reward.
And yet, when he issued the call to be ready and be prepared for the final judgement they could sense his great disappointment and sadness that some would not be able to answer, “Yes Lord, I did see you hungry, thirsty, naked and a stranger and I helped you.” These would be sent to eternal punishment and all the angels joined Jesus in mourning their loss. Read, reflect, share, pray. Luke 19:41-44. 21:5-37
Pope Francis: The New Testament doe snot only tell us of the earthly Jesus and his tangible and loving relationship with the world. It also shows him risen and glorious, present throughout creation by his universal Lordship. For in him all the fullness of God is pleased to dwell and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. LS 100