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!