A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 21:29-33
Jesus told his disciples a parable. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
Reflection: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
What Jesus says will last forever. In the Old Testament, God spoke through his prophets and the patriarchs, but now He sent His Son to speak to us. This is the divine word and therefore, there is no human limitations. Jesus opened minds to understand the Scriptures. St Augustine stated, " The Law was pregnant with Christ".
In the scriptures all that is taught by Jesus is up to date even centuries later. Jesus brought the OId Testament to life in the New Testament. It is up to us to read, retain, understand and act on the words of Christ. Reading the scriptures daily helps us stay alive in our faith, build up our hope, become proficient in our human understanding of the teachings and grow in love with God.
And when all is said and done, the ultimate goal is being with God for eternity. The road map is there before us, so pick up the bible and read.