Matthew 24:42-51 Reflection – Even Before Death

Reflection on Matthew 24:42-51

As one grows in the spiritual life, the forces of universe that are not God attempt to tamp down our beliefs and the deepening moments of faith that surface from within. Jesus directly speaks to the ability to awaken your heart to Him, not sometime in the future, but right now. He is inviting you to join in with the living reality of the communion of saints. By participating in Heaven that we can grasp in the present time, prepares us for its infinite breadth and depth even before death.

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Matthew 24  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

The Faithful or the Unfaithful Slave

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. 51 He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 24:42-51.