22 Nov 2020. Cycle A-2020. Solemnity of Christ the King. Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 + 1Cor 15:20-26. 28 + Mt 25:31-46
When the Son of Man comes in his glory… he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another… And [the wicked] will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life (Mt 25: 31-32, 46).
Everywhere GPS sees. Everyone Facebook seeks. Everything Google tells.
The Internet Triad—GPS, Facebook and Google—prefigures the irrefutable witnesses that prosecutors present on the day Jesus makes the Last Judgment.
No fugitive can run out of reach. No secret can black out of sight. No evidence can vanish out of trace.
Souls arraigned for wickedness before the Almighty Judge cringe at the foolproof and delete-proof mega-gigantic dossiers stashed by the all-knowing Internet into the impregnable Cloud.
No legal brilliance, no financial prowess, no political acumen could refute the bit-after-bit evidence GPS, Facebook and Google would present against the accused on Judgment Day. Hate them or love them, but shudder at the shatterproof power of GPS, Facebook and Google to track the digital footprint of each one of us.
But Jesus who searches everyone’s file assured the righteous: fear not if you follow the Way, abide in the Truth, and live by the Light. The Memory in the Clouds and the Eye in the Sky would highlight your righteousness. VSS
Lord, you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. You sift through my travels and my rest. Even before a word is on my tongue, Lord, you know it all. … Where can I go from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee? (Psalm 139:1-4, 7).
Picture credit: Hans Memling’s Last Judgment.