We are a people who are stuck in the middle between the already and the not yet. In this place between the resurrection of Christ and his return we laugh, and we cry, we hope and despair, we love and hate. All the while markets collapse, migrants drift at sea, wildfires rage, people are bought and sold, and tyrants are testing missiles.
How do we avoid discouragement and survive the darkness? How do we begin to make sense out of our experience that so often seem to be a contradiction of our belief in an all-powerful, sovereign God who loves and cares for his people? The Revelation of St. John offers us a solution, not a detailed timeline of the last days but a gospel-shaped imagination.