Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
A day late and a dollar short.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!'”
Today’s reading is another warning and reminder from Jesus that the end may come at any time, “like a thief in the night”.
Recall that in Matthew 25, our Lord sounded the same warning in the Parable of the Ten Virgins — that we must be prepared for our end by “staying awake”…
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