Reflection for May 26, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The new heaven, the new earth

God's kingdom is complete because it is God

The Book of Revelation is widely considered the Bible’s most difficult book to understand. Its symbolic and allegorical style is largely unfamiliar to the modern-day reader. However, several verses from chapter 21, which we hear in Sunday’s second reading, paint a comforting and breathtaking picture of God’s eternal kingdom.  Two verses are below. As you reflect on this passage, what symbol or hidden meaning do you see?

I saw no temple in the city
for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb.
The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it,
for the glory of God gave it light,
and its lamp was the Lamb.  (Rev 21: 22-23)

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