Amos 4-6; Revelation 1

Revelation is in popular imagination a book of fear and dismay, but in truth it is a book of great hope.  From the introduction to The Book of Revelation, the New American Bible:

The Book of Revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for Christians of all time. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all Christians are called to trust in Jesus’ promise, “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Mt 28:20). Those who remain steadfast in their faith and confidence in the risen Lord need have no fear. Suffering, persecution, even death by martyrdom, though remaining impenetrable mysteries of evil, do not comprise an absurd dead end. No matter what adversity or sacrifice Christians may endure, they will in the end triumph over Satan and his forces because of their fidelity to Christ the victor. This is the enduring message of the book; it is a message of hope and consolation and challenge for all who dare to believe.

GOD’S ANSWER: All are invited to the great eternal Wedding Feast of the Lamb.  Sadly, many ignore the invitation.

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