A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark (13, 24-32).
This extract from the Gospel has such a current echo. So many Christians are persecuted all over the world, especially in the Middle East, in Irak and in Syria. When Mark wrote his gospel the first Christian communities were persecuted by the Romans.
But Mark, and through his words Jesus, invites us to look at the Cross. For three days, Jesus Christ, the true sun disappeared. But He reappeared and triumphed of death on the Easter morning. Since this day, Christ is eternally alive in the glory of the Father. So we have to witness this victory. And if Jesus talks about the choosen ones it is only to stimulate our Faith and so to become better disciples.
Though we are more focused by global issues and our daily personal problems, let’s try to recognise the signs of an up-coming spring, such as a blooming fig tree. Each time share, forgiveness, hope and love are blooming, Jesus is here.
Jesus is our present and our future. Love will never pass away.