Wait a minute! What’s all this talk in Luke’s Gospel (Lk. 21:25-28, 34-36) about signs in the heavens, the moon, sun and stars, people frightened to death, and nations being perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the crashing of waves?
Are we preparing for Christmas? Well, yeah ------ and no.
We will celebrate Christmas when it comes again, but we also awaiting Christ’s coming in glory, a second coming which inaugurates God’s Kingdom.
That is what we pray for in the Our Father every time we say “thy Kingdom come”. We are praying for the end of the world as we know it. Think about that for a moment.