From the Pastor's Desk
Fr. Dan White, S.J.
November 23, 2014
The end of time is a perennial favorite topic among believers. From the earliest days of the Church, we have been fascinated by the how and when of the Second Coming of Christ. Some Christians remain dedicated to predicting exactly the date and circumstances despite being wrong every single time. If nothing else, one must admire their dogged determination to embrace looking utterly foolish.
The details are largely irrelevant as only God knows, and that topic God seems unwilling to discuss. What matters is that all of time is directed to completion in the God who created time. Our faith points to the ultimate fulfillment in the Creator of all. Just as everything finds its source in the Lord so all will find completion in Him as well.
Much of the conjecture of Christ's Coming involves fear, never a good sign for us. Hope is the theme in the last days of the liturgical year, and in the first part of Advent. We look forward to the future with anticipation and longing. All time is God's time.