Jeramiah tells us that one day the Israelites will again live on their own land. I have seen groups of people fundraising in order to
find Jews and fly them to Israel in order to fulfill this prophecy.
Their idea is that if we fly enough Jews to Israel, we will hasten
Christ’s coming. Does anyone have a comment on this idea?
I don’t think it’s very nice, since the bulk of Armegeddon will likely
take place there, and why endanger peoples lives whom God has settled safely elsewhere?
In the gospel, Joseph is told to name the baby Jesus since He
will save His people from their sins. Every so often I like to ponder the idea of “being saved from your sins”. I think it is a
desire that most people don’t have. Who wants to be saved from
anything they like? Yet when we follow Jesus, that’s exactly what happens. Because we want to follow Him, we end up being saved from a multitude of sins that we might not consider being
wrong had we not been following Jesus.
And that makes me think of a song that comes on the radio
sometimes: Savior please, keep saving me…
So … what struck you about today’s readings?:bible1: