“May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’.” – Mark 13:36-37
A question was posed yesterday by the deacon at Mass; during his homily he asked, “If the angel came blowing his trumpet announcing that the end was here, how many of you would be ready?” The silence in the church was deafening. Are we ready? Or are we sleeping, going through our day with our eyes and hearts fixed upon those things that have immediate impact on our lives.
Eternity seems too far off for us to give it our attention. To reflect on it is inconvenient, for it suggests that we need to change our habits and dedicate our precious time on things we may never see fruit of our labor. It demands that we align our lives and relationships with the eternal reality. It is too easy to just put it off, saying tomorrow I’ll start going to Mass, tomorrow I’ll start praying more, tomorrow I’ll start making right my relationships.
But what if we don’t have a tomorrow? What if our eternity depends on today? Are we ready if we are summoned home to God? Let us align ourselves today with our heavenly home, and take courage by the words of two saints:
“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” – St Augustine
“Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we think without acting.” – St Faustina Kowalska
May God Bless you.