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Be Prepared

posted Aug 5, 2016, 8:56 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 10:34 PM ]
7 August 2016 ( 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time )
Be Prepared
The lesson from the story of the servants awaiting their Master's return from the wedding feast is to be prepared.

Being prepared could mean two things:

First, be prepared for when the Lord comes into our life. Or it could be referring to the second coming of Christ.
Either way, the warning is valid. "For wherever your treasure is, that is where your heart will be, too."

God knows how we tick. When we are obsessed with material things, our selfishness and greed will snowball.
And when the time comes for us to let go -- it could be when we are about to die or when some personal tragedy strikes -- we experience an internal struggle.
We should instead look at things in their proper perspective.
Don’t be obsessed with material things which can only give temporary pleasure.

Making money is not a bad thing in itself. With money we can do things which we won't be able to do if we did not have money.

The point is: When the Lord comes, we should be prepared to give up what we have for something better.