Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Reflection: Luke 12:35-38

Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time: Luke 12:35-38

This Gospel begins as Jesus says to the disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding.  Be ready to open the gate when he comes and knocks.”  Jesus then adds: “Blessed are the servants whom the master finds waiting for him on his arrival.”  Take a moment and ask yourself: Are my loins girt?  Is my lamp lit?  Am I waiting for my master’s arrival today?
Today Jesus will come to you (and to me)!  The question for us is: will we patiently wait for Him?  Will we be watchful and awake to his coming?  Or will we become drowsy, lethargic and fall asleep?  If we are alert and awake, Jesus not only will come to us, He will serve us at table.  And we will receive the great gift of his presence and love! 
Today, be alert!  Gird your loins!  Light the lamp of your heart!  Await his coming!  Jesus will not disappoint you!  You will receive the gift and pleasure of his company!  What more could we ask for?

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