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It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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Hypothetical situation: You find yourself on the cusp of the the realization of the book of Revelations. Are you prepared? We’re talking earthquakes, worldwide famine, wars, one-world government, floods, chips in your hand/head, etc. Are you ready? Are you at peace? Or are you anxious, terrified, giving in and giving up?

Here’s the point, the end of the world as we know it will happen. It may happen in the next five mornings, or it may happen in 5,000 years. We don’t know. But what we do know is this, we are commanded to be ready. OK, so what does that mean? Should I stockpile 5 years worth of food, buy 101 guns and enough ammo to supply a small nation? No. It means that you should be ready to meet your Lord and Savior this very moment. It means that you should be in a state of grace, having recently been to the Sacrament of Confession and trying your best to cut out the sins and vices in your life that keep you from being the saint God has called you to be.

With half of America on fire (literally), another section being inundated with hurricanes, and the rest being overturned with riots, a lot of people lately have been asking if this is the beginning of the end. Oh, and let’s not mention a pope that seems to be beholden to the Freemasons. Honestly, I don’t know. Nobody knows the hour when Christ will come. But he did also tell us to read the signs of the times. And the Apostles knew they were living in the end of times. Thus, so are we. Are you ready?

I’m not, if I’m being honest. There are still a number of things in my house to “get in order”. But I’m trying, and I’m praying. Are you? In Matthew 24:36-44 it is clear that we don’t know the day or the hour, but we must be prepared. Be careful though, the person “taken” isn’t the good Christian but the one not worthy. In Noah, the people who weren’t prepared were the ones “taken up”. So don’t be taken by surprise. Be prepared, not like a boyscout but like a saint.

If you do nothing else, do this one thing… pray the Rosary. Pray the Rosary as if your life depended upon it… because it does. There is no greater weapon, no greater intercessor, no greater love than to pray the Rosary. I will link below a number of videos that can help you to learn how to pray the Rosary. Please watch them. But more importantly, pray the Rosary. Nothing can better prepare you to meet the King of the Universe than his very own Mother… your Mother. She will teach you what to do and what to say. Listen to her.

Author: mgagnon181

I am a passionate Catholic, husband and a father of four kids. I have been a Catholic youth minister, writer and speaker for over 18 years and have earned a Master's in Theology with a minor in Philosophy. Through many years of struggle I've come to embrace my awkwardness and use it to the best of my ability to share my faith with others. God has blessed me with the gift of faith and has called me to serve him by serving young people and families and to help them encounter Christ in their lives. As Leon Bloy once said, "At the end of life there is only one great tragedy, not to have been a saint."

One thought on “It’s the End of the World As We Know It

  1. Thanks for this, Michael. There are so many questions and so much turmoil in the world and in our Church, but you prioritized the best response well – be ready – and prayer is the best way to do that, not only because of our supplications but because of what might be revealed to us.

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