Based on our discussion, my guess is that many of you found it difficult to wrap your heads around the world-view of apocalypticsim. This is not surprising! It’s a very odd way of looking at the world to our twenty-first century minds. And that makes it rather hard to hear the storyline: this was Jesus’ message. He wasn’t providing advice about how to live in this world but in a world to come. That’s the argument we take up next week!