Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 24 is very Advent-ish. It begins with Jesus saying, “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” For our first reading, we begin St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.
The reading today ends with this: “He [God] will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
A couple of synonyms for fellowship are friendship and intimacy. I like those. God has called us to friendship and intimacy with Jesus. A relationship. Just like any relationship, we have to work to foster it. Through fellowship – intimate friendship. Like the old song says: What a friend we have in Jesus!
Father, may we always be at work on our relationship with Jesus, as you have called us to fellowship with Him. Amen.
Talk about timing! On the way home from an appointment yesterday, I heard a new word: “situationship.” Seems like it is being used by those who are not yet in a relationship. I looked into it and learned that, in part, what defines a “situationship” is “short-term” and “lack of consistency.”
Then I arrive here today and am left with a question: Do I have a true relationship with God, or I have I settled for a “situationship?”
If it is the latter, we know who dropped the ball!