“When you see a cloud looming up in the west you say at once that rain is coming, and so it does. And when the wind is from the south you say it will be hot, and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky. How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?” Luke 12: 54-56
Jesus is addressing not only the crowds of his own time, his message is for all of us. So what are the signs of the times telling us today?
The planet is currently suffering from the effects of a virus and there is a definite need to protect vulnerable people. However, the approach by governments across the world to tackle its effects is nothing like we have ever experienced before.
Whole communities, countries even are in ‘lockdown’. Our freedoms have been removed: the freedom to associate with others; the right to family life; the right to practice our faith. The economy is being wrecked, businesses small and large are being destroyed, many thousands of people are losing their jobs and more and more people are now at the mercy of the state.
Imagine, for a moment that you are looking down on the earth through the eyes of our Creator. What do you see?
Black versus white, Muslin against Christian, Brexit v. Remain. Wherever you look, views are polarised to the extreme and there is no longer any middle ground, no informed discussion.
“Before that time there were no wages for people or hire for animals. No one could go about their business safely because of their enemies, since I had turned everyone against their neighbor.” Zechariah 8:10
How can this be resolved? Well, a search on the internet will provide a great many references to the Great Reset but this will not be a new normal that we would recognise now, but there are signs that it is coming. We wear masks that hide the dignity of man (“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27); families cannot gather together, Churches were first closed and now we have very limited access. The Great Reset is about controlling the population and every aspect of our lives. This is clearly the work of Satan, for God gave us free will.
As Christians, we must not be afraid, for the Book of Revelation holds a message of hope, even for the end times which may have already commenced:
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20
For more information, I recommend the many resources at Countdown to the Kingdom – you mal also wish to read a powerful open letter written to President Trump by Archbishop Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States which can be found here.
In the meantime, I urge you to pray the Rosary and ask our Mother, Mary for her protection during these troubling times.