Many Christian teachings are hard to understand. They are revealed by God, and we can spend a lifetime probing their richness and significance. One of these teachings that is hard to understand is the promised coming of Christ at the end of time, to establish the fullness of the Kingdom. This seems like a science fiction story to modern ears, and something that is fearful. But in reality it is a profound Mercy of God, and something that is meant to strengthen us to persevere filled with Hope, Peace, and Love. Knowing that the victory of Christ over sin and death has already occurred, and will be finally established at the end, helps us to work for that coming with a healthy detachment, knowing the fight is not ours but God's, it is made present by our witness to it.
Jesus has a debate with the Sadducees about the resurrection of the dead? Who wins? Can we prove the things of God by such debates? How do we really find out, and what difference does it make? (Note: The Sadducees don't believe in the Resurrection, therefore.... they are Sad-You-See?
God created the entire Universe; how Magnificent it is, how powerful God is! But his greatest wonder is that he shows us Mercy, we who have sinned. God loves all that comes into being otherwise it would not exist. God loves us where ever we are, but he Loves us too much to leave us there. He wants us to be transformed into holiness.