Today’s Gospel: Luke 12:39-48
In this passage Jesus discusses with His disciples the importance of being spiritually ready, with the wonderful example of the home owner who would never have left his house if he had known what time the thief was going to come. Jesus doesn’t leave the lesson with that great illustration; instead, He tells His followers through a parable that Christians are held to a higher standard and have more responsibilities.
These verses should make us all stop and ponder for a moment.
If I knew this was the last day on earth would I do something different? Now, there are some immediate things I can think of that I would cut out of my schedule – like the laundry and maybe a few of my other domestic chores. But seriously, would I be ready to face Christ? Are there things that I would do differently or wish I could change? If so, then why aren’t I doing them daily now? If I had to stand before the Lord today and discuss my Christian faith, would I be proud of how I’ve lived my life? Did I do a good job leading my children to the Lord? Have I helped those in need? Have I spent time in Scripture and prayer? Has my work brought glory to Him? I don’t know about you, but I can think of a few places that I’m lacking and could improve.
Why not take some time today to focus our priorities? We unfortunately can’t stop doing the laundry, but we can do it with a joyful heart and adjust some things so we are ready to someday meet our Lord.
Is there something you feel is lacking in your Christian life? How can you change or add to your daily routine to remedy this?
Thank you, God, for being understanding and forgiving. Please help me to focus my priorities to live a life that is centered around You.
Copyright 2017 Leslea Wahl
Leslea Wahl is a Colorado author who writes Catholic young adult novels. Her debut novel The Perfect Blindside won a 2016 First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award. She strives to encourage teens in their faith through her fun adventurous mysteries. Visit her website www.LesleaWahl.com for more information on her books.
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