In the Gospel reading today from Luke 12, Jesus talks about servants whose master has gone off to attend a wedding. They prepared themselves for his return. They were even ready should he return in the second or third watch of the night. Jesus then says, “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
When I was young, I was a Boy Scout. Their motto is “Be Prepared.” You wouldn’t go off into the woods with no supplies, no map, no compass. You had to think about what you were about to undertake and prepare accordingly. This same principal applies to our Christian walk.
Jesus could return at any moment. Now, since He has been gone for nearly 2000 years, it would be easy to become complacent. Don’t go there! We must always be renewing our relationship with Him, and be about the Master’s business. You have no idea what tomorrow holds, or if it will even be here for you. Let’s listen to the Master’s exhortation: be prepared!
Father, may we always be ready to meet the Lord. Amen.