Lk 17:26-37

The coming of the Son of Man cannot be predicted. We are all busy with the business of our daily life. Jesus refers to these activities namely, eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building, marrying and raising a family. Our routine can include so much that we do not manage to think about anything else. The consumerism of our time generates in many of us a total lack of attention to the more profound dimensions of life. Exclusive attention to these things may ruin us as thoroughly as open sin. We must come out from the world and be separate. We must escape for our lives like Lot. We must flee to the ark like Noah. This alone is safety. We are to pay attention to the Lord present in the midst of life. That is why St. John tells us in today’s first reading “let us love one another” (2 John 1:4-9). This attitude of live will help us to realise the presence of God in our midst.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger. (Zeph. 2:3)