Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Reflection: Luke 12:39-48


Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time: Luke 12:39-48

Today Jesus tells his disciples: “Be sure of this: if the master of the hour had known when the thief would come, he would have not let his house be broken into.”  Jesus then instructs his disciples always to be prepared for the coming of the Son of Man.  He will come at an unexpected time!  There will not be an announcement of his arrival.  He simply will appear when he wishes. 
The question is: Will we be ready when the Son of Man comes to us?  Jesus comes to us in many ways every day.  He is at our side when we are struggling or in pain (be that physical or emotional pain).  He also is with us when life is good and peaceful.  He is present to us as we go about our humdrum day.  However, we have to be awake and alert to His presence.  If we are not looking for his presence we may miss His quiet, peaceful and loving presence.   
Pause for a moment and ask yourself: Do you strive to be awake and alert to the myriad ways Jesus may appear to you today?  It may be during your prayer time.  Perhaps you experience his presence when you receive a phone call from a friend you have not heard from recently.  Or it may be when you are enjoying time with your family.  Most likely, Jesus will appear to us in quiet and subtle ways.  Strive to be awake and alert today.  Jesus will come to us.  The question is: will we be awake enough to notice his presence?

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