Saturday, November 28, 2015
Reflection: Luke 21:34-36
Saturday of the 34th Week of Ordinary Time – Luke 21:34-36
As we come to the end of our current Church Year, Jesus cautions his disciples to “beware.” He instructs them: “Do not let your hearts become drowsy from carousing, drinking too much, or the stress and anxiety of life.” He warns his disciples: “That day will catch you by surprise like a trap.” Jesus then tells his disciples: “Be vigilant and alert at all times! Pray that you will have the strength to escape the tribulations that will come. Also pray that you will have the strength to stand before the Son of Man!”
Today Jesus also is cautioning us. We do not know the day or the hour of our death. Jesus wants us to be prepared for his coming. Today he may come to us through an event that happens in our life. Or perhaps he appears to us in the guise of a friend who is struggling. Or he may come to us when we are sad, lonely or despairing. Jesus wants us to be awake and alert to his coming. He will come! However, we do not know the day or the hour. Be attentive! Today Jesus will come to you!