November 10, 2013 Reflection

The theme of suffering and redemption go hand in

hand in Christian theology. Good Friday leads to Easter

Sunday. Death to sinfulness leads to Christ’s invitation to

the fullness of life. In the same way, Christ describes the

end times being preceded by turmoil and trials. Whatever

we may face, our faith in Jesus Christ teaches us to trust

that his redeeming love will always win out at the end. This

is true for the end times and for the daily struggles and trials

we face in our lives. Sustaining hope in our everyday ups

and down helps us to mature in faith as we await the return

of Christ at the end of time.