⏰Friday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (31 August 2018)

📖1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11 (R.v.5b); Matt 25:1-13

Congratulations as you made it to the end of this month, and warming up to embrace the new month. May this month end also bring to an end, all your worries and troubles so that the new month will usher in spiritual, economic and health renewal in your life. Amen.

But wait! I am just wondering now; assuming this a voice rings out all over the world at this time, I mean now as you read through this, saying, “Behold, the Lord is here! It is time for judgment,” what shall you be found doing?

That kind of question was put out to a Monk and his reply was that he would go on doing what was doing at the time of the announcement. That is because, what he does at any time must be what God wants him to be doing.

The difference between the wise and the foolish virgins in Matt 25:1-13 is based on that. The foolish virgins knew the right thing to do but only got up to do it when they heard that the Lord is coming. But what happened to them in the end? Their foolishness led them to perdition.

Are you among those who always weigh out your options in a balance – whether to serve God at all times or to follow the world first? What would the day of the Lord mean to you?

If you ask me, I will tell you that the day of the Lord, for us, should be everyday, and the time of his coming should be every moment. Assuming now is that moment, what shall he find you doing?

May God give us the grace to live for him at all times, bearing witness to him with our lives, and enjoy with him in the great banquet in heaven at the end. Amen.

Have a grace-filled and joyous day ahead. Peace be with you.

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