Matthew 24 offers a sobering picture of our era, perhaps of every era since they are all filled with both environmental, cultural, and spiritual challenges. We would do well to behave as if we were in the end times because, in the hour of death, we all are all in the end times.
And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?4And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you:
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(Mark 13:10-13; Luke 21:10-19)
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
10And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another.
Fear not, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Luke 12:32
Christ the King, Lord of the Universe, have mercy on us.