The Christmas Season of goodwill is not the Peace of Christmas. For the latter to happen, our peace must first be thoroughly disturbed.
Advent starts with a lowly girl from Galilee, who believed in God's power to do the impossible. We must follow Mary's example.
The New Heaven and Earth will be God's creation, not ours. We cannot make it happen. It is a free gift from God.
Political power, money power and culture, form a symbioses that makes it difficult to follow Jesus and obey God's Word. The Romans are still with us and so is Babylon.
Not able to destroy the church, Satan calls forth from the chaos of the nations the beast and the false prophet as his allies.
The two witnesses represents the ongoing witness of the church. It is very powerful and results in a deadly conflict with the beast.
The visions of Revelation have symbolic and not literal meaning. In Christ we are recruited for the final battle with evil.
The march of the white horse symbolizes the victory of the martyrs' church.
Jesus is both the meaning of history and its omega point.
The message of the last book of the Bible is no different from that of the Gospels. Jesus defeated evil and death and in tough times that is our great…