Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with the nitty gritty of each day and forget that the real reason I’m here is to encounter God. The “catch” is that I don’t know when and how God will choose to be present. I need to be always prepared and on the lookout for God. It reminds me of the games of tag we used to play as children when someone would call out, “Ready or not, here I come!”
Today’s Gospel reading reminds me of the importance of being faithful each and every day for “I know not the day or the hour” when God will come. Not only do I not know the timing of the final coming or the time of my death, I also do not know when and how God will choose to enter my life. It is for me to be faithful at all times and so to be prepared.
I’m reminded of Mother Teresa’s saying that the important thing is to be “faithful, not successful.” Anticipating that God is indeed just around the corner, eager to be part of my day, can help me live a more faithful life.
Where will God appear in my life today? Will I be ready for His coming?