November 17, 2021
In our first reading, Daniel has a vision of four beasts, each worse than the one before, who emerge from the sea. The sea is a place of chaos, and these beasts emerging from the sea represent different nations that have brought destruction and war upon the earth. Finally, Daniel has a vision of one like a Son of Man who comes from the clouds of heaven. Unlike those who emerge from the chaos and darkness of the sea, this one like a Son of Man will bring about a different type of kingdom: peace, justice and love.