28 November 2017 Tuesday Thirty Fourth Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily
The Book of Daniel uses the literary device of a “vision” or “dream”.
The vision today speaks to kingdoms that rise and fall.
As we approach the end of this church year we are reminded that God’s Kingdom is the
one that will never end.
The final Kingdom coming implies, for the Judeans, the end of the world.
Jesús is questioned about “when will this final Kingdom will come?”
Jesús answer is “apocalyptic” in the sense that he speaks about “…powerful earthquakes, famines and plagues……..and mighty signs from the sky.”
These signs prepare us for the new church year, the new advent, the new celebration of the One who is to come.