As Jesus came out of the temple,
one of his disciples said to him,
what large stones and what large buildings!”2Then Jesus asked him,
“Do you see these great buildings?
Not one stone will be left here upon another;
all will be thrown down.”
3When Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple,
Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,
when will this be,
and what will be the sign
that all these things are about to be accomplished?”5Then Jesus began to say to them,
“Beware that no one leads you astray.
6Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am the one!’
and they will lead many astray.
7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars,
do not be alarmed;
this must take place,
but the end is still to come.
8For nation will rise against nation,
and country against country;
there will be earthquakes in various places;
there will be famines.
This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
Queeries for the text:
How are we impressed by buildings instead of Jesus?
What do you want to be thrown down?
Why do these pairs of siblings wait to ask Jesus questions in private?
What signs are we looking for?
Who claims "I am the one!" today?
How are we being led astray?
If the violence of war is not the end, what is at the end?
What comes at the end of birth pangs?
How much struggle and hardship comes before the new life begins?
What are your queeries?
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