Living with the End in Mind

Matthew 24:32-51

Looking into the Future with Certainty and Fog
People have always wanted to know about the future. Jesus started this discourse by astonishing his disciples: The temple will be destroyed! They want to know more. That’s cataclysmic! For Jesus it’s a judgment on a broken temple and misguided leaders – divided between sell-out to Romans or violence against outsiders. He mourned over Jerusalem. No clear vision of God’s promise to the whole world. No path to peace and inclusion. No recognition of God’s Messiah.