gospel reflection

Are You Ready?

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In today’s gospel (Mt. 25, 1-13), Jesus tells to His disciples the Parable of the Ten Virgins—five were foolish, and five were wise.

In our modern language, the foolish went “low bat,” while the wise went with extra battery pack. Lesson? Let us be ready, and let us be prepared for any eventualities, especially for the coming of our Lord. “Therefore, stay awake for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

One thing the pandemic has taught us (hopefully) is to be careful, and to be vigilant of the presence of the COVID-19 virus, and to take the necessary precautions to avoid contamination. If only we had the same mindset in meeting our Lord which could happen anywhere and anytime!

If God called you today, would you be ready? Would you come before Him in the state of grace? Would you bring to Him lots of love in your heart? Would you be able to tell Him: “Mission accomplished, Lord!”? Would you have regrets that you loved God too little, too late? Let us not postpone our conversion.

The past pandemic reminds us that any one of us, rich or poor, young or old, can go anytime, and it would be fast. So, let us not postpone our loving and appreciation of people while they, while we, are still alive.

Use your money for your salvation, not for your condemnation. Dirty money and unshared money will be a big problem for you at the gates of eternity.

Two things to remember in our journey through life: travel light, and continue traveling toward the Light. Let go of excess, unnecessary baggage, and don’t stay in the darkness.

Lord, teach us to be prepared and ready for Your coming, anytime, any day. Amen

-Fr. ReX

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