Have We Lit Our Lamps

During His time on this earth, Jesus kindly bestowed several words of hope on us, but He also gave us warnings. These warnings were not intended just for the people alive at that time, but for us alive in the world today. The words in today’s Gospel seem to ring particularly true now. We are constantly consumed by fear, which has led many people to forget what we are preparing for in our lives.

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” Luke 12:37

If the Master were to arrive tomorrow, who would be counted on as vigilant? Sin entered this world through one man, and now many are bound by it. Jesus offers grace, and one can choose to follow His word and be saved. However, this grace is becoming more difficult to obtain because it is easier to fall prey to the desire for all the “necessities” to survive in this world. Unfortunately, when we choose these worldly treasures, we forget to light our very basic lamps and refuse to take the road less traveled.

Our lives on this earth are not meant to be easy. As followers of Jesus, we are asked to live the way He did, which was without any modern conveniences that make life easy. We are called to “stay awake” while others sleep because when the Master comes, we will want to be ready.

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One thought on “Have We Lit Our Lamps”

  1. I very much fear I would not be a “vigilant servant” as described in the gospel for today. The creature comforts this world provides seem too important to me, and sleep is one of the main comforts I feel is a necessity! However, this reflection is a good wake-up call and an excellent prompting to renew my focus on why I am here on earth at this moment. I want to be ready when the Master returns so I can enter eternity with Him into a better place than any that can be found on this flawed planet.

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