“The Son of Man Is to Come”
We trust, O God, in the coming of Jesus to us, however and whenever it happens; we trust in the coming of Jesus to us in his Incarnation, in his Transfiguration, in his Resurrection, and in his Second Coming, as well as in all of his other comings to us in the ordinary and extraordinary moments and days of our lives here and now.
Whenever and however he comes, O God, grant that we will be found taking up our cross, giving up our lives, and following him.
“For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” (Matthew 16:27-28)