2 Thessalonian 2:1-3, 14-17 Reflection:
We often hear people talking about the ‘end times’ and how the world is going to come to an end soon. We have stories of three dark days as warnings from God. It is not hard to see these things in the world at any time. Who could not look at what is going on in Iraq or in the West with abortion and not think that God must be getting fed up with the whole lot of us.
St Paul tells us that we should not get concerned about these predictions and instead should ‘stand firm’ in the teaching which was brought to us.
This is sound advice; as Christian we have a very important job to do. We are to bear witness to the world that Jesus is Lord and that his good news is all we need. We should not be afraid of all the wars and secularism that is around at this time; God is in control of everything.
Often in the Old Testament we hear reference to the remnant of Israel. It is often only when there is a remnant left that God chooses to act. We are secure that by his cross, death and resurrection Jesus has overcome the world, won the victory and it is only a matter of time til he comes and claims his prize, the world and all that is in it.
Til then we wait and pray, and show the love of Jesus to the world.