"Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. "But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."
Some thoughts on today's scripture
- Be ready, be prepared; for what? What if the Son of God was to arrive into your life at this time? How would he find you? Remember Jesus accepts us as we are. He did not come to judge or condemn.
- How do you feel you might be better prepared for an encounter with the Lord? Ask his guidance on this and notice any sense of his mercy and compassion you experience.