01_Are We at the End?




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Summary: Yes, we are at the end. But not the end, end. There are still quite a few events that Scripture tells us about that have not yet occurred.<br> But we are closer than ever before, as for the first time in history there is a global economic system coming online early this year, and because of Covid nations are cooperating in ways they never have before. But before the end, some glorious things will happen too.  <br> <br> Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark R; Michele F; Connie E; and Diane F; Deanne B; and Lucy S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content!<br> She's here!<br> <br> Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now for preorder. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here. <br> Study Audio<br> <br> <br> Apologies: Video is unavailable until I can stabilize my internet for uploading. Should be in a couple of days. <br> <br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.<br> Listen (Receive the Word via audio.)<br> "Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.<br> But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth" (Matt 24:45-51).<br> Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> Using all your senses, try to imagine Jesus coming to your home as the Master of your household the way He says it will happen in this passage. What do you see as He comes to your house? What do you hear? What are your thoughts and feelings as He approaches? What does He find? What does He say to you?<br> What is the faithful servant supposed to be doing in this scenario of Jesus' Second Coming? What is the food He speaks of? What are the rewards and punishments spoken of here? Why is the wicked servant a hypocrite?<br> Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> Jesus, I believe. Help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)! Amen +<br> Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification<br> Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined by the Magisterium concerning the end times, so the subject is open for speculation and development by Catholics seeking truth via Sacred Tradition (history) and Sacred Scripture. I attempt throughout the series to make clear what is public revelation and therefore part of the Deposit of Faith, and what is approved private revelation and not a matter of adherence.<br> Dr. Scott Hahn most recently put forth the liturgical and historical interpretation of the Book of Revelation without alleging that there is no end times application. Many non-Catholics hold to either this interpretation or an eschatological interpretation; the Church maintains that the proper interpretation is not either history or prophecy, but both history and prophecy, as biblical prophecy and apocalyptic literature always is: t...