Dear Parish Family,
This Sunday in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells us in parables, we must be like servants waiting for the master’s return. We must be watchful so that even if the master comes after midnight, we will be ready for him. This is what the coming of the Son of Man will be like.
The parables remind us that we should be found doing our jobs when the master arrives. If we are doing our jobs, our reward will be great. But if we relax, neglect our duties, and begin to act like the greedy rich man eating, drinking, and making merry we will not have a place in the kingdom. Watchfulness means living in such a consistently moral and obedient way that we are always ready to give an account to God of how we have lived. The rich man did not enrich himself in the eyes of God.
How can we avoid being foolish? All the gifts God has given to us he expects us to share with others.