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Sunday Gospel Reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

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  • November 15, 2013
Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year (C)
Luke 21:5-19
5 When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, he said,

6 'All these things you are staring at now -- the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another; everything will be destroyed.'

7 And they put to him this question, 'Master,' they said, 'when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that it is about to take place?'

8 But he said, 'Take care not to be deceived, because many will come using my name and saying, "I am the one" and "The time is near at hand." Refuse to join them.

9 And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for this is something that must happen first, but the end will not come at once.'

10 Then he said to them, 'Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

11 There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines in various places; there will be terrifying events and great signs from heaven.

12 'But befor
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When Jesus talked of a destruction of the temple so absolute that no sign of its having existed would remain, he could have been talking about anything or anybody. He could have been talking about me.

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