Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

When the Cloud is looming. Friday 29th Week Ordinary Time Year B

 

Breakfast with the Word Friday 29th Week Ordinary Time Year B

 

Luke 12:54-59

 

When the cloud is looming in a simple interpretation relates to the change we observe in atmospheric conditions.

 

 

The looming of the cloud is a sign that there may be rain or atmospheric change. Here cloud is an imminent sign of something. We can hence interpret this as everything that is happening around us today.

 

Every day, things continue to change and mysterious things continue to happen. There are stories of sickness, covid 19, killings, societal unrest, chaos, economic instability, anarchy, religious indifference and political turmoil. Today many are seriously losing hope in God because of the challenges of the time.

 

Many have interpreted these as signs of the end time. Some conclude that it is a sign of God’s anger on people who have relegated Him for long.

 

While some say it is part of the plans of some evil groups to put the world under their control. Whatever it is, only God knows. When we see the cloud looming, what do we do?

 

The cloud looms

 

In the Gospel

 

 

In the gospel today, Jesus rebukes the crowd for having the ability to predict and discern the signs of change in atmospheric conditions but not able to interpret the signs of His time. They can predict the weather but are not able to discern the signs of their times even in the light of their knowledge of Old Testament prophecies.

 

His healing, miracle, teachings are also enough to prove and convince the people that the time of the Messiah is here. But the people continue to show signs of indifference and faithlessness despite all that is happening in their midst.

 

 

In some of His encounters with the people and the disciples, Jesus takes time to explain prophecies about Him in the Old Testament that could have convinced them. But yet they close their hearts towards Him because they have already set in their hearts the type of Messiah they want.

 

 

In the same vein, what God is doing for us and continuously done in our midst is enough to make us have so much faith in Him than lose it entirely. But yet we close our hearts to Him.

 

 

Whatever that is happening around us is not beyond the omnipotent power of God. They are not beyond His knowledge. Nothing that is happening surpasses what God has done before and will surpass what He will do. But it seems we have lost faith.

 

 

When we are tempted to lose hope in God, take time and count all the things He is doing for you. This is not a time to lose faith but a time to repent.

 

 

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It is a time to stand firm, and go close to Him more. He knows the present, past and future better than we do.

 

Now that We have Time

 

In the gospel, Jesus exhorts the crowd that it is better to make peace with anyone we offend before the court takes up the case. Failure to do this may make the person drag you to a judge, who will then put you into prison.

Many commentators see this particular verse as distorting the original meaning of the chapter. But the lesson here is clear. In everything we do, it is good to pursue peace and reconciliation when we have time for it than when it is too late.

 

Now that we have time is a moment to reconcile with God. There is always a day of judgement. We need total reconciliation with God to avoid becoming a citizen of eternal prison.

 

 

Now that the Cloud is Looming

 

So, now that the cloud is looming is a time to seek God and embrace Him than reject him. It is a time of prayers, and a time to remain strong in God.

 

 

When the cloud is looming, when things are seriously getting out of hand, the children of God should go on their knees.

 

The weapons of our warfare are not earthly but very powerful (2 Corinthians 10:4). When the cloud is looming, when things begin to go abnormal, we do not actually know where the world is drifting to.

 

It is not a time to fear. It is a time to acknowledge the presence of God through our faith, unlike the people of Jesus time.

 

Now that we have the time, is the best moment to repent and embrace our Creator again. Nobody knows tomorrow and tomorrow may be too late.

 

 

 

May God bless you dearest and forgive us our sins. May He never forsake you. Amen.

 

 

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55 Comments
  1. Jared Ogare says

    Lord help us to embrace you today for tomorrow we know not,Amen

  2. Chinwe Emeluwa says

    Lord, help me to be steadfast….
    AMEN.

  3. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    AmenπŸ™

  4. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen

  5. James Mailoushi says

    Amen, remain blessed Bro

  6. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    Amen!πŸ™

    1. Enudu Nkechi Lilian says

      This is time for us to embrace God and come out from our sinful act
      and stop complaining for never make mistake,I pray that to follow God’s time table so as to live Christ like live in Jesus name amen.

  7. Agudosi Cordelia chinyere says

    Amen

  8. Ijarakwe Augustine says

    This is a wonderful reflection Fr.

  9. Okonkwo onyinye says

    AMEN

  10. Onyeoma Ukamaka says

    Amen

  11. Mrs Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr.

    I pray for more faith to dispel my fears

  12. Benedicta blessed says

    Amen

  13. Jovita Okey-Oha says

    Amen and Amen. Truly this is time to go on our knees. I pray that God will answer us in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen

    Thank you Padre and may God continue bless and strengthen you in Jesus name. Amen.

    Jovita

  14. GeraldineMary says

    Amen

  15. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks brother

  16. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Amen, thanks Padre

  17. Sheila says

    Amen

  18. Rosemary says

    Amen. God bless you Father.

  19. Onyinyechi Emeka-Ude says

    Pursuing peace and being at peace with everyone is difficult but it is possible. Lord please, make me an instrument of peace wherever I am and every where I go Amen.

  20. Ojiogbu Chekwube says

    Amen

  21. Michael Peter Enyilegu says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™.

  22. Onuoha Adeline Chidimma says

    Amen and Amen

  23. Ugwu Obianuju G says

    Amen

  24. AWUZIE INNOCENT S. says

    Amen to ur prayer Father πŸ™πŸ™.. Also father i taught it supposed to be 29th in ordinary time year C instead of year B

  25. Euphemia Onyebuchi says

    I praise God for His word today and may He give the grace to understand the time in Jesus Name Amen.

  26. Dr Nick Onyia says

    AmenπŸ™

  27. Dr Nick Onyia says

    Amen πŸ™

  28. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen and Amen

  29. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    Grace upon Grace GOD have Mercy on me πŸ€”πŸ™

  30. Adichie Chizoba says

    Amen

  31. John says

    Amen

  32. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Lord have mercy and never forsake us Amen

  33. Chukwuemeka Obiageri Grace, no 77 in home of victory group 4 says

    Thanks a lot Padre, your interpretation of the word of God is different, may the Lord continue to bless you with his wisdom, more anointing in Jesus mighty name Amen πŸ™

  34. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen and Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  35. Ogechi Anugwom says

    Amen

  36. Rosemary Ugonna Nwaguru says

    Thanks for your inspiring Words. May God continue to give you more Grace as you Work for him in Jesus mighty name. Amen

  37. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen, May God continue to uphold and grant you wisdom. Amen πŸ™

  38. Regina Mobu says

    Amen

  39. Ozoemena chinasa says

    Amen

  40. Ndubuike Hilda says

    God help us, Amen.

  41. Chibuzor says

    Amen thank God

  42. Theomaris says

    Amen πŸ™

  43. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen.

  44. Okereke Festus says

    Amen

  45. Ozoro Christiana says

    Amen πŸ™

  46. Grace Yina says

    Amen

  47. Ejiro Ovwigho says

    Amen. Lord help me to do your will. Amen.

  48. Anozie Olivia Chinenyenwa says

    Amen

  49. Julie says

    Amen

  50. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen Amen Amen.

  51. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord help me with your power and grace to work in using the talents and gifts you have given me to bear fruits in my life amen.

  52. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says

    Amen

    1. Juddy says

      Amen

  53. Judith says

    God build my faith more in you and give me the grace to forgive my offenders in Jesus name, amen

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