I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you. (Luke 1:30)

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Gospel Reflections for Thursday: August 28, Matthew 24:42-51

My Reflections:
Death is like a thief in the night it comes when we least expect it. There are even people who are so healthy who suddenly dies without any apparent reason. That’s life it can be taken from us anytime; we don’t own it. God has given us this temporary life and eventually at His appointed time He will take it away from us. God gives and God takes.

In the gospel Jesus oddly compared the Lord to a thief who comes unexpectedly. Maybe He did this to inculcate into the stubborn minds of some of His followers the value of always doing good so that if they unexpectedly dies they can still be with Him in heaven.

This is a wake-up call to all of us to change our ways for the better. Let us always remember that we too are living on borrowed time, our life can be taken from us anytime. If our eventual appointed time will come, it is a must that we are always ready to journey with God into His heavenly kingdom.

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