Commentary on the Gospel of

Tamora Whitney - Creighton University's English Department


If the past year and a half or so has taught us anything it’s that we don’t know what’s going to happen or when. “When people are saying, ‘Peace and security,’ then sudden disaster comes upon them.” I thought when there was a vaccine and then when it was widely available that everything would just be ok again. But it’s not. There are variants, and not everyone is vaccinated, and we still need to be on guard and take precautions. We are starting back to school here at Creighton with everyone vaccinated, but we still don’t know for sure what’s going to happen. The plan is to be in school in person like normal. I hope that works out. But I still need to be on guard, be careful, and do my best to stay safe.

Like we need to be alert and on guard for the return of the Lord. We don’t know when it will happen or what it will look like. “The day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.” The Thessalonians thought it would be any minute. They expected the return, like, that year. It’s been 2000 years and we’re still waiting, but we can’t slack off. We need to stay alert and stay positive. We didn’t expect this past year, and we don’t know what the next will bring. We don’t know what will happen or when, but we need to be alert, do what’s right, and be ready to respond.



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