Reflexion Dominicale

Luke 12, 35-40

You Must Be Ready

35(BJ) “Stay dressed for action[f] and(BK) keep your lamps burning, 36and be like men who are(BL) waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and(BM) knocks. 37(BN) Blessed are those servants[g] whom the master finds(BO) awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you,(BP) he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39(BQ) But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour(BR) the thief was coming, he[h] would not have left his house to be broken into. 40You also must be(BS) ready, for(BT) the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”


Our Lord asks us to ‘stay dressed and keep our lamps burning’ and be in ‘waiting.

To be in waiting of someone is to happily looking forward to the coming of the person, indeed it is in this very spirit that our Lord expects us to live. Whilst I live in this expectation, I have the awareness of His presence and am in permanent  communion and adoration of my Creator. I am thus able to cherish His love. To live for and by Him and in total trust of Him is what is expected from Him. No doubt this way of living requires efforts from my part. It does consume me to keep my lamps burning, on other hand to live off the light of my Lord is so blissful that the effort does not commensurate with the benefits.

Today, the church celebrates the commemoration of the defunct, I feel very much in communion with my parents and those who have loved me and are today, ahead in the kingdom of God. I believe that for the love they shared, thanks to our merciful Lord, they are all dressed up at the table of our Lord in bliss.

O Lord I pray you to give me the gift to be ever mindful of Your presence in me, to make me ever ready for Your coming, to hold me dress up , and to keep burning my lamps in waiting for You.


There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment