Then Jesus told them a parable: "look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away."
• What would I learn from the lesson that when our lives are disturbed and uncertain, the kingdom of God is near?
• Do I feel his presence in our sorrowful mysteries as well as our joyful?