Thursday, August 25, 2016

Reflection: Matthew 24:42-51

Thursday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time - Matthew 24:42-51

“Stay awake!” These are Jesus’ words to us today. He tells us that we do not know the day or the time when the Lord will come to us.  Thus, each and every moment we must be awake and watchful.  This may sound impossible to do.  However, I think of parents who have young children; I assume their radar is always attuned to where their children are and what they are doing.  It becomes second nature.  I assume that each one us of us also have our radar attuned to the individuals in our lives who are significant to us.

Today Jesus desires that we also have our radar scanning for His coming and His presence. The reality is we do not know when, how or through whom Jesus may come to us or be present to us.  However, staying awake and alert every moment is not easy.  Perhaps though, we can enhance our radar system to be more closely attuned to Jesus’ vibes, to His presence with us. If we truly desire to be attentive to Jesus’ presence throughout our day, we can train ourselves to do so just as first-time parents attune themselves to the presence of a new baby. Today, attune the ear of your heart to Jesus’ presence with you!  Jesus will not disappoint you!

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