Vigilant

October 19, 2021

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

“Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” (Luke 12:35-38)

VIGILANT: The Gospels are full of warnings to be aware, vigilant, awake and alert, prepared, and watchful. We have another example in today’s gospel.

Questions for your consideration:

  • If we truly believe what we say in the Creed – He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead – shouldn’t we be better prepared?
  • Shouldn’t we be doing the right thing all the time, just in case today is the day?
  • What state would Christ find us in if His return in glory happened today?
  • How prepared are we to be judged?
  • What planning and preparation have we done to welcome Jesus upon His return?

In my heart I know that I am unprepared. I think it’s because my day of judgment still seems so far off. There’s always time to right the ship, so what’s the hurry?

Does this sound like you?

Do whatever you need to do to prepare for the day you will meet Him face to face.

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