Fr. John reflects on the gospel and refers to the reactionary responses that often follow any hearing of "the end times," whether in scripture or in everyday life encounters. In the gospel, Jesus foretells the signs, both false and true, that will occur. As Christians, we believe in the Truth of the person of Jesus Christ, who desires us to choose Him over any other fears, idols, or ideologies that circumvent our understanding of Him. Fr. John names radical subjectivism as one of those dangerous ideologies. It is a mentality that is rampant in modern society and clouds the truth that the Lord has always had for His children. We cannot be both for and against God, rather, we must stay faithful to the heart of the gospel and its many gifts that we continue to unpack and understand. The God of mercy, justice, and hope is truly one to never forget amidst the chaos of today's times.
November 16, 2019