Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/083117.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.
“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to distribute to them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so. Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property. But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is long delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with drunkards, the servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
Do not wait. We do not know when the Lord will come to take us home. If you are not ready, you may not go home with Him. Do not think you will have time to prepare or confess or make amends. Do it now, and live in Him, you must be ready for His time.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I do not want to know the time or place when I will be called home. I want to live my life as if it is tomorrow, so I will be ready whenever it is. I pray the world turns their lives around and live for you alone. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!