There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, there will be dismay among nations in their confusion over the roaring of the sea and surging waves. The planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken, causing people to faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world. Then they will see the Human One coming on a cloud with power and great splendor. Now when these things happen, stand up straight and raise your heads, because your redemption is near.
Take care that your hearts aren't dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don't let that day fall upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth. Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand before the Human One.
Are we prepared for the second coming of Christ?
That was the question of Cardinal Tagle as an introduction to today's episode of The Word Exposed. Be not afraid, instead, be prepared. How? Increase your capacity to love, be holy and blameless, and keep progress in your virtue. When the time comes, be courageous and have faith, He will bring a new world upon us... A world where there is peace, happiness and love.