For these last two weeks of the Church’s year the readings will be taken from the Book of Revelation. This is written in apocalyptic style, not used in contemporary literature — fantastic images commenting on current events. Perhaps the closest would be science fiction. John the Seer begins the work with seven “letters to the Churches,” the first to Ephesus. He praises the Ephesians’ fidelity but he criticizes them as well. I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. We can relate to that image — when we find out that marriage is more about taking out the garbage than ecstasy the “first love” fades. John is warning not to settle for being good since we are called to be better.