November 23, 2021
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” (Luke 21:5-11)
WHAT SIGN WILL THERE BE?: We don’t like to be caught off-guard, do we? We like to be prepared. At the same time, we don’t like the idea of always being prepared just in case. We would prefer that you tell us when something’s going to happen and we’ll get ready, even if it means rushing around at the last minute.
That approach to preparedness sends the wrong message to God. We are telling Him, “We are quite busy with other things. Just give me a sign when I need to be ready to meet You…then I will turn my attention to You.”
Nothing is more important than our relationship with God:
Our focus should always be on Him.
He should always be our motivation.
Living for Him should always be our goal.
If we do these things, there is no need to rush around “getting ready”…we will always be prepared.