It is 20th October 2015. The readings are from Rom. 5:12,15b,17-19, 20b-21 and the Gospel from Lk.12:35-38. The first reading describes how grace comes through Jesus Christ when we are broken by sins. God wants all of us to be good and to be at peace with God through our intimate union with God. God created us in God’s image and likeness with free will by which we are held responsible for the actions we perform or actions we refuse to perform. By this we begin to be obedient or disobedient to God. Obedience brought eternal life and grace through Jesus and disobedience brought sin and death through Adam. Adam’s sin had consequences in the rest of the creation so as Jesus’ death has significance on all us. We must always embrace Jesus in order to enjoy grace and eternal life. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.” (Ps.39:9). The Gospel expects us to be ready at any time to meet the Lord Jesus through our watchful preparedness. Anyone who serves the Lord is prepared and watchful at a given hour. “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if the master comes in the second or third watch of the night.” (Lk.12:38). It is the service we perform on the basis of our faith in the Lord makes to be ready to meet Jesus. Are we ready to meet Jesus as He appears to us in the poor, the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the less wanted, the less attractive, the less fortunate, and the vulnerable? Let us meet Christ through our humble and obedient service to God and God’s church. May God grant you peace.

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