Breakfast with the Word Tuesday 34th Week Ordinary Time of the Year B
Time is changing and in constant motion. One thing with time is that it is never static, latent and unchanging. Time shall come when what we see today will become obsolete. There will be a time when where we are today will become a thing of the past.
In today’s gospel, the jews praise the temple for its beauty and grand appearance. Jesus reminds them that a time shall come when this beauty will become a thing of the past.
Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple which later came into fulfilment after forty years. The point is that as the Church’s liturgical year drifts to the end, the church uses these readings to also remind us of the end of life.
A Little Understanding.
The temple in question was rebuilt by Ezra and Zerubbabel (Ezra 6:15) but was later expanded and refurbished by Herod from 19BC to A.D 63. So it became the centre of Jewish life.
In describing how beautiful the temple is, Josephus a Jewish Historian says that the temple was adorned with gold plates on the outside, which sparkles when the sun shines on it. It is not only that it is so big but extremely radiant in appearance. For many jews then, the temple became like an idol. The temple means more to them than God even.
The Jews show so much reverence to the temple that even speaking against the temple can be seen as blasphemy (Acts 6:13). But after 40 years of Jesus’ prediction, the temple was destroyed by the Romans. The beauty was lost, the gold melted and no stone was left unturned.
Today, when the people wanted to know the sign when this would happen, Jesus responded that there will be a series of false prophets, wars and revolutions and terrifying events but the end will not come at once.
Here, Jesus also reminds that a time will come when the beauty we see today, the adornments we all strive for will be a thing of the past.
The Irony of Life.
The irony of life is that nothing that we strive to acquire and possess will last forever but this is still where we pay more attention.
Today, many people can go to any extent to acquire wealth. We pay more attention to buy lands, properties and become somebody in life. You can do everything humanly possible to safeguard your cars and properties.
We beautify our houses and pay 100 per cent attention to look nice and appear neat. Sometimes we buy costly jewellery to appear gorgeous. Hence, we pay little or no single attention to our relationship with God.
Therefore, we forget that our souls need more attention than everything we try to possess because in the end none of these things we strive for will follow us to the world beyond. Only our relationship with God will.
The Time must Surely Come
The time must surely come when everything we struggle to have will become vanity and we begin to long for last-minute repentance.
A time will come when that beauty you strive to maintain will surely fade. There will be a time when the political position you enjoy today and you feel you have arrived must surely vanish from your eyes. Most of the expensive things of the yesteryears are no longer there today.
Man must understand that everything he sees in the world is ephemeral. They will surely fade away just like they come. Time will surely come when every position we enjoy today will be a thing of the past. Everything in life is simply momentary.
There must surely be a time when everything we boast of today will be a story. And finally, everything that has a beginning must come to an end. Like we come, so we must go. The time will surely come.
Life changes with time and a time for the changes must surely come. Time will also come when whatever you are passing through now will be a story. When we understand the mystery of life, we would purposely guide our steps. Everything is a matter of time.
May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to remain close to Him. May He always abide with you. Amen.
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Amen oooooooooo. Still praying for our destiny helpers to locate I and my love once. And that God should grant our heart Desires and to answer our secret prayers
Amen and amen,l prayer to God to grant my heart desires and to fulfill his promises towards my life
Sure life is full of vanity . let’s do things that will please God for the last day is vital . let’s the worries and fantasy of the world not lead us astray Amen
The message is clear, there is time for everything and our souls is the most precious which deserves the best from us because it will not pass away like other things we spent our time, energy, effort and resource to acquire & maintain.
Amen may God help us in this race
God help us in this journey. Amen
Amen. God bless you Fr.
Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.
Help Lord to utilize my time and opportunities well for the good of my soul. Amen
I pray that God will help me to priorities the things of this world. to see His relationship with me as the most important. This is my prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen
Lord help me to use my time well. Amen
Thank you Fr.
Amen thanks Padre
May God bless his words in our hearts and grant the grace to be conscious of the changing time.
Amen. Thanks padre
Amen! Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr
Amen 🙏.. I’m really lifted
Thank you Padre for this message. It serves as a reminder for each an everyone of us that the world is not a dwelling place. It also reminds us that our inheritance is in heaven. May God help us. Amen
Amen! God bestowed upon us the Holy Spirit to inspire us always to be faithful at all times so that your coming will not take us unaware in Jesus name, Amen.
Amennnnnnn, thanks Padre
Amen 🙏.. I’m really lifted by this word
Amen! Thank you Padre. God bless you 🙏
Amen. Thank you father
My merciful God, please grant me the grace to strive for, and be more concerned with things that guarantee eternal life, instead of worldly things that lead to damnation, through Christ our lord, amen
May we always be conscious that we dont have time in this world. Amen and thank you Fr.
May God almighty grant us His grace to give more attention to our souls.
Heavenly father pls give us the grace always to remember that we have some time to spend on Earth
Amen, so good to hear this words
I pray for grace to always place my priority on heavenly things Amen
Thanks Padre, despite the gospel of prosperity ravaging in the world today, u still make us to understand that, pursue of wealth should not be to the dentriment of our souls. Thanks for this n May God bless you richly. Amen
Amen 🙏This is soul-enriching. More grace upon you, Padre.
I pray that this word would germinate and bear forth fruits in our lives. That the ‘Time’ will not take us unawares. I pray also that we may take into cognizance, that there’s an expiry date to everything on Earth.. By making judicious use of each second, minute and time in our lives. Living out our lives as though, it’s our last moment on Earth.. Being conscious of the kind of life we live. And striving effortlessly for the salvation of our souls’ hereafter. So that after this journey on Earth, we may enjoy eternal bliss in God’s kingdom in the company of his saints, Amen.
Amen ,thank you father
This passage has really thought me that nothing last forever, not even our lives, troubles, wealth, popularity and so on. But only the love of God and his mercy that endures forever. May God give me the grace to draw closer to him in all my daily life. Amen
Amen. God please help me to seek You first in all that I do in life.
Oh God Almighty Empower me to seek more for Heavenly Things more than Earthly Things in Jesus name Amen 🙏
Dear Lord, I know and trust that the trials and tribulations my family is going through now will be a thing of the past by your grace! Amen.
Amen may God help us in this race
Amen! Thank you Fr
Amen…… May God give me the wisdom to know that “THE TIME MUST SURELY COME”
Amen, God please help me to remain steadfast and Time conscious
Amen.oh Lord Jesus Christ. please help us your children to live a holy Life which will enable us to make Heaven in Jesus name amen
What a life touching word of today. Many a times when I was growing up(early childhood) I invested and even adorned the outwards of my being. But, now the light of Christ has shown on me and have realised the emptiness of it all.
Thanks a lot Padre Santus Mario. More wisdom and fresh oil. Amen.
Everything is a matter of time…
Pls dear Lord, help me to truly understand how limited my time ⌚ here is, and so, strive to cut off all undue attachments to mundane things.
Amen and amen! God bless you real good, Padre. I pray for God’s special grace that will enable me to understand the vanity of the worldly things; that I will maintain a good relationship with my God and safeguard my soul by shunning sin and seeking the things of heaven, tro the merits of my loving Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ. Amen! Daalu!
Thanks so much for the words of encouragement.
Amen, Lord give us the Grace for us to acquired whatever that is good in your site.
Amen. Thank you Father.
Amen!!! God give me the grace to do your will 🙏🙏 IN Jesus name amen.
Amen. Thank you Fr
Amen oooo 🙏
Lord grant me the grace to remain focused on your kingdom.
Amen, Lord let all my ugly situation be a thing of the past in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen
May the God Lord grant us the grace to seek first his kingdom and righteous. Amen.
Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning
Amen#. Thank you Jesus for another great opportunity to be in your presence this morning. Lord may you continue to strengthen me as I run my heavenly race knowing fully well that time shall come one day when I will give account of my journey on Earth through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
May the Lord help me make use of my time , talent and money to the glory of HIS name. God please use me for your kingdom Amen
Oh God grant me the grace to understand this and always be conscious of it in Jesus name amen.
Amen and Amen!
May God give me the grace to utilize my time for him and for the salvation of my soul Amen
May we never lose the essence of time in caring for our souls.
A THUNDEROUS Amen
AMEN AMEN &AMEN
Good morning Padre, how isbro Kingsley? He has been away for sometime now.
Thank you Jesus
May the almighty God help me to look for things that will help me make heaven.
Amen….. May the Lord help us to pay more attention to Eternity rather than things of the world because “A TIME SHALL COME ” when the things we kill ourselves today for would be vanity upon vanity….. God help us, amen 🙏🙏
Thank you, Fr, for that wonderful reminder, may God strengthen you, amen 🙏🙏
Dear God, please give us the grace to live in accordance to your will and for your glory… Amen
Amen and Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Help me oh Lord to utilize my time and my opportunities well for the good of my soul and humanity at large through Christ our Lord Amen
May God in his appointed time, do away with all the health challenges my brother, mother, cousin and wife are passing through today, to the glory of God the most high…. Amen.
May God help me to dedicate more time to him than earthly things 🙏🙏🙏
Amen 🙏, Thanks
May the Almighty God give us the grace to live a life that is acceptable to God.
Thank you padre for the breakfast
Thank you Jesus. Grant me the grace to give my soul the proper attention that it needs.
Amen thanks Padre
Oh Lord I pray for a good and better relationship all through the days of my life, Amen
Amen. Thank you Fr.
Amen and amen 🙏
Amen in Jesus mighty name.
LORD please all this things on Earth are Vanity upon Vanity
Save guard me from worldly things 🙏🙏🙏