Good morning! I've been awake since about 4:30, 5:00. I just could not get back to sleep and then J woke up, so I'm thinking (hoping, really) a nap will be in my future. We will have to play this one by ear.
I've read Luke 17:20-37 yesterday and again this morning. I'm still not sure I understand it fully, but I think I understand the basic points of this one. During the time of John the baptizer's preaching, and Jesus' own ministry, the message was the same: Repent; the kingdom of God is at hand.The Pharisees in this chapter are demanding to know, when is the kingdom arriving? Jesus told them you're not going to see it coming from any direction. The kingdom is among you. The believers are the kingdom.
He then explained a little about the second coming. It will happen quickly, and without warning when it does happen. We've already been told to prepare.