In the Gospel today, our Lord refers to the vigilant servants as “blessed” to remind us, His followers, the need to remain alert while awaiting His coming. One cannot help but realize that the waiting has not been easy because of the distractions and problems that we need to resolve while we wait for Him. Many of us may easily become complacent especially if we have difficulty in recognizing and acknowledging the Lord as the center of all.
We are truly blessed if we are spiritually prepared, alert and vigilant when our master returns. For each of us, our Lord’s coming is one that is intensely personal, whether it would be at his second coming or when our life’s journey comes to an end. Whichever way He chooses for us to join Him, may we prepare ourselves spiritually and mentally for that day. May we constantly be reminded that our stay is fleeting but His coming is definite.