The Gospel reading today reminds us, God’s servants, to always be ready for the return and the accounting of God. It also tells us we do not know the day and the hour of his coming. It also assures us that the faithful servants are generously rewarded.
What does it mean to be “ready” for the return of the master? What does it mean to be “awake” and “dressed for service, with lamps lit,” “like people waiting
for their master to return from the wedding”?
It means to live our lives well according to God’s commandments, all the time. It means to do God’s work in our lives, loving God and neighbor, and especially serving God in our neighbor.
“Lord, help us to be more aware of our daily encounters with you. Help us to be able to discern your calling and coming. Help us, especially when you come at the end of our lives, to be ready to open the door and welcome you. We pray that we would be servants of yours always ready and awake when you come. And give us your welcome in your kingdom of joy.”