Stay awake! You don’t know on which day your Lord will come. —Mt 24:42
Today’s Gospel: Mt 24:37-44
“…Therefore, 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….”
Reflection: It’s Advent again, but this year perhaps an Advent like no other in our memory. As we struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, let us reflect on hope as we never have before. “Stay awake!” our Lord commands in today’s Gospel. COVID reminds us to wake up, too. Let us commit ourselves to tune in to God’s saving, hope-filled message in the coming weeks of Advent.
Let us pray: Lord, help me to awaken to your love, your hope, in my life. Help me to put my trust in you in these difficult times. Help me to be joyful!