Luke 12:35-38 Reflection – Until the Master Knocks

Reflection on Luke 12:35-38 ~

It’s been over 25 years since I used to frequently travel for business across the maximum time zones one can, typically being away from home for two to three weeks.  My wife prepared spiritually and emotionally for my return to give me the time and space I needed to recover. I was not as grateful as I should have been during that period of my life. A sudden change to my interior life revealed how devoted she was and is.  Now is it my turn to serve her the best I am able alert until the master knocks.

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 12  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Watchful Slaves

35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36 be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this meditation on Luke 12:35-38.