“How happy that servant is if his master finds him doing his duty when he comes home!” (Mt 24:46)
Today’s Passage: Mt 24:42-51
Meditation: Today’s word of the Lord rightly reflects the life of a true Christian. He is on 24hrs duty. There is no vacation in Christian life. It is not just like the Jews’ saying, “we are sons of Abraham.” (Jn 8:39) Why? For, in the new Israel, ‘the children of God born as a result of God’s promises are regarded as true descendants.’ (Rom 9:8) The Gospel of St. John says, “Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God’s children. They did not become God’s children by natural means, that is, by being born as the children of a human father; God himself was their father.” (Jn 1:12, 13) What does it mean? Christian life is a challenging life; it demands a lot of things from you. Each moment of your life, you have to prove yourself a Christian. Your family Christian tradition is not a guarantee that you are a Christian. If you don’t live a Christian life all throughout your life, there will be the judgment, “Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do.” (Mt 7:21) To be a Christian is not then a part time call, but call to be a Christian in each moment of your life. Therefore, what we have to do is like good servants, always be on our Christian duty. Let us try to live as to hear, “How happy that Christian is if his master Jesus Christ finds him as a genuine Christian doing his daily duties faithfully when he comes again!”
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Lord, we understand today that our Christian life is not a part-time vocation, but it is a full-time vocation. Whether we are in the church, our houses, colleges or offices we are Christians doing our duties, giving witness to you in our circumstances. Once we forget our vocation and mission, even for a moment, we are going away from you that invite judgment and condemnation. Amen!
Greetings: Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Thursday…