The Sunday gospel lectionary reading for the Second Sunday before Advent in Year C) is Luke 21.5–19, this gospel’s version of what is often called the ‘Little Apocalypse’. As usual, we need to read on to put this text in its context to understand both the text itself and how it compares with its parallels in Mark and Matthew.
This passage is often assumed to be about the end of the world. But there are numerous things in the passage which make it clear it is about the traumatic time leading to the destruction of Jerusalem.
However, it includes some important lessons that we need to learn when facing times of crisis. Join the discussion as Ian and James discuss the passage.
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