In this week's gospel reading, Jesus cautions the disciples about what we call the apocalypse.
Daniel also spoke about about life after the end of life, after a time of unmatched trouble. Daniel had been talking to people who had seen some very hard times and who needed encouragement.
He speaks of resurrection and of reward and punishment.
Many people after him have found help during their own hard times of thinking about how their eternal life will be better. And some of us feel good about thinking about the wicked being punished--also that thought may also be worrisome at times.
Let us hold on to the comfort that even in our hardest times, God is caring for us and about us and is waiting for us.