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Saturday, December 2, 2000

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Revelation 22:1-7
Psalm 95
Luke 21:34-36

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"The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there, and His servants shall serve Him faithfully. They shall see Him face to face." —Revelation 22:3-4

On this last day of the Church's year, in this new millennium, Jesus says, as quoted in the last verses of the Bible: "Remember, I am coming soon!" (Rv 22:7) After Jesus' final coming, those who have been faithful slaves of Jesus will go to heaven and see the Lord face to face (Rv 22:4). "Never again shall they know hunger or thirst, nor shall the sun or its heat beat down on them, for the Lamb on the throne will shepherd them. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes" (Rv 7:16-17). "The night shall be no more. They will need no light from lamps or the sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever" (Rv 22:5).

"These words are trustworthy and true" (Rv 22:6). "So be on the watch. Pray constantly for the strength to escape whatever is in prospect, and to stand secure before the Son of Man" (Lk 21:36).

"Maranatha!" Come, Lord Jesus!

Prayer:  Father, may I go to be with You in heaven forever. May I take with me as many people as possible.

Promise:  "Happy the man who heeds the prophetic message of this book!" —Rv 22:7

Praise:  After her car was totalled, Anne was more aware of the closeness of Jesus.

Nihil Obstat:  Reverend Edward J. Gratsch, July 15, 2000

Imprimatur:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 17, 2000