Alert and Sober


All Christians wait in hopeful anticipation for the second coming of the Lord, right?  One would think so, but doesn’t it seem that many of us act as though our time on earth is never going to end?  If we take that approach, we risk not being ready should Jesus appear during these days.  While we should enjoy our present life, we must be certain that we prepare for the coming of the Lord.  As Paul tells us in today’s second reading, we must be children of light, not darkness.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness,
for that day to overtake you like a thief.
For all of you are children of the light
and children of the day.
We are not of the night or of darkness.
Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do,
but let us stay alert and sober.

The day of the Lord will never overtake us so long as we are alert and sober enough to be ready in mind and heart for the second coming.  In fact, we should look forward to it, since when he comes again we (and the rest of creation) will be perfected.

So pray every day for the coming of Jesus!  Come, Lord Jesus!

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One Response to Alert and Sober

  1. Lee Surkin says:

    So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

    When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
    Tecumseh Poem
    Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ

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