Mark 13:33-37 Reflection – Keeping Awake

Reflection on Mark 13:33-37

Is keeping awake because we do not know when our life will end, or is it really about when our life in Christ begins. I personally lean towards being ready for Jesus to suddenly have something for us to do or be for someone. Jesus doesn’t normally enter our path in extraordinary ways but rather in our tender sensing of a need, most often not even our own. He places us in a situation and our job is to recognize the master wants our help.

The Exhortation to the Apostles James Tissot Brooklyn Museum

The Exhortation to the Apostles, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum



Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Mark 13  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 13:33-37.