Look – the Messiah!

Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come. He answered “You won’t be able to see when the kingdom of God comes because it is among you.”

Then he spoke to the disciples. “Soon you will miss days like this, where the Son of Man is among you. People will say ‘Look there!’ or ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ Don’t listen to them or go where they show you. False messiahs and false prophets will gain prominence and will mislead a lot of people by performing great signs and wonders. Even the elect are at risk of being led astray by them.”

“I’ve told you everything in advance so that you can be on your guard. This way if they say ‘Look he’s in the wilderness’ or ‘He’s in the inner rooms’, you’ll know not to believe what they say and you’ll stay where you are.”

“The Son of Man will come in the same way that lightning flashes from one side of the sky to the other, lighting it all up.”

MT 24:23-27, MK 13:21-23, LK 17:20-24

Spring forward

It means that when it was 9, it is now 10. This means that if I show up to work at 9, having not changed my clock, I’ll be an hour late.

It means I lose an hour of sleep.

It means that supper is an hour earlier than I am used to.

It means that it is lighter for an hour longer. If it was dark at 6, it is now dark at 7.

It means that I need to get in bed earlier because even though new 10 feels like old 9, new 6 is really old 5.

It is easier to change the clocks in the spring than in the fall.

(I wrote this because I’m always having to remind myself of these things at the time change. This way, I can just look at my blog to remember.)