Search This Blog

Original Documents

Click below to see readings for the week:

Read Mark 13:1-8


Read Mark 13:1-8

Mark 13:1–8 (GNB): As Jesus was leaving the Temple, one of his disciples said, “Look, Teacher! What wonderful stones and buildings!”
2 Jesus answered, “You see these great buildings? Not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down.”

3 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, across from the Temple, when Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him in private. 4“Tell us when this will be,” they said, “and tell us what will happen to show that the time has come for all these things to take place.”
5 Jesus said to them, “Be on guard, and don’t let anyone deceive you. 6Many men, claiming to speak for me, will come and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will deceive many people. 7And don’t be troubled when you hear the noise of battles close by and news of battles far away. Such things must happen, but they do not mean that the end has come. 8Countries will fight each other; kingdoms will attack one another. There will be earthquakes everywhere, and there will be famines. These things are like the first pains of childbirth.


As Jesus speaks of the destruction of the temple the earliest readers of this gospel would know exactly what he means.  The temple destroyed.  But the passage from Hebrews points to a greater reality - the temple of Heaven; God’s presence with us today.


As we stress and strain about the state of the world today - help us to remember that you are always with us and will never leave us.

No comments:

Post a Comment