Tuesday of 29th Week of Ordinary Cycle C

Are We Ready For the Lord to Come?

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds his disciples and to each and every one of us to be ready in waiting for the Lord to come saying, “Gird your loins and light your lamps” and wait for the master’s return. What does it mean to gird the loins and light the lamps to wait for the Lord?

Recalling those years of working and going to school, coffee what was helping me to stay awake. When I worked third shift, I often drank a lot of coffee. I would drink about 1/3 of gallon of coffee each day so to stay awake to do the works. Since I worked fulltime, went to school fulltime, and lived by myself in the apartment, I didn’t have enough sleep. I often depended on coffee to stay awake. It’s obvious that drinking coffee helped me to stay awake to work and to study, and it’s just for a purpose of my goal. My goal was to get what I wanted. What happened when I got what I wanted? My paid check increased, and I had less stress since there was no more test nor exams. However, deep inside of me was still missing something. What I have learned now, since I’ve reflected back, that persistent prayer and be faithful to the Lord are like to gird my loins and light my lamp to wait for my goal which is the end of my life, the day the Lord calls me home.

For me, gird my loins and light my lamps to wait for the Lord is to have a persistent prayer life and to be faithful to the Lord. What’s about you? What does it mean to gird your loins and light your lamps for you? Have you ever waited for someone? Waited for your boss? For your date? For anybody else? What would you prepare in waiting for a special someone? Have you ever waited for the Lord? How would you prepare in waiting for the Lord to come? What does this life mean for you? Decision is yours.

 

Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen


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