The Gospel tells us about the 2nd coming of Christ. No one will know when the 2nd coming of Christ will be but God alone. The 1st coming was during the great flood. Nobody knew when it came but Noah then all sinners perished. There was no warning, only Noah knew that the end was near he tried to tell the people but no one believed him.
This time Jesus is preparing us for the 2nd coming of Christ. He wants us to be ready when the time comes. He wants us to repent and do good things and deeds. He is asking us to follow Him by obeying His commandments and listening to the words of God through the mass, bible studies, do charity works, obeying our elders, respecting others, etc. This task of Jesus is very hard because there are a lot of us who are sinners but if we start within ourselves then it will be a great help already. We want Jesus to be happy and I myself want Jesus to be happy. That is why, in my own small ways I try to do all the right things. Whenever I hear or see others doing something bad or saying something bad, I try to correct them. One time my attention was called by our teacher regarding a picture I took. Even if I had no hand on the issue that came up but because I was the one who took the picture, I asked for forgiveness because it was the right thing to do. I took my share of apologizing with all sincerity. For others, this is not an easy task to do. But it was okay with me, being a good catholic, a server in church and an active member of our community, I am proud to say that I have already started preparing myself for the 2nd coming of Christ.
As Rev. Fr. Butch said during his homily last Sunday, for us to be prepared for the 2nd coming of Christ, we must follow the 3 pillars of faith. These are Prayer, Fasting and Abstinence and Engaging ourselves in works of Charity and Mercy.
Dan David M. Tan