A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Too big to fail.

Financially solid.

Overflowing with success.

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said,

“All that you see here –
the days will come
when there will not be left
a stone upon another stone
that will not be thrown down.”

These verses from the beginning of today’s Gospel (Luke 21:5-11) resonate well with our experience of the past year or so as we have seen rich and powerful corporations collapse into nothingness and the lives of many successful people fall apart with almost literally not one stone left upon another.

Life is fragile, no matter how rich, powerful, connected, or smart we may be.

God is forever.

May we ask Him for the faith that will see us through all of the ups and downs of this life and bring us safe to eternal happiness through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.