這篇默想由生命恩泉文摘編輯小組撰寫，內容以下列文章為根據: Commentaries on the daily readings by Sacred Space, 常年期第廿九週星期二
Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”
In today's Gospel, Jesus said to His disciples that they should gird their loins and light their lamps, and be like servants who await their master's return, so that they will be ready to open immediately when he comes. He said: "Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival."
Jesus had taught us a few times the importance of readiness. He used the Parable of the Ten Virgins and asked us to learn from the wise virgins who brought oil with their lamps. (Matthew 25:1-13) He also asked us to be like a master who stays awake to not let his house be broken into. (Matthew 24:42-44) He used different analogies to preach the same message: no matter when He comes, we have to be ready.
Jesus said: "But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." (Matthew 24:36) Instead of speculating when that day will be, we should live constantly in the present to seek and find God there. When Christ comes again, we will be able to welcome Him with joy.
This reflection is prepared by the FLL Inspire editorial team as a digest of the following two articles: Commentaries on the daily readings by Sacred Space, 常年期第廿九週星期二