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Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 21, 2020

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Readings: Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians 3:2-12; Psalm (Isaiah) 12:2-6; Luke 12:3-48

What is it that you do while you wait for a traffic light to turn green? How do you pass the time while you wait for the bus or train, or while you're sitting in the waiting room at a doctor’s office? There are many ways to wait. We can pass the time by reading, entering into conversation with someone, or even praying. An empty way of waiting would be to sit “stewing” about how it’s such a waste of time to have to wait for—well, anything. I will repeat my original question: What do you do while you wait?

The passage in Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus approaches the question of the return of the “Son of Man” focuses our attention on that same question. While we wait for the Lord to come again, whether in His glorious return or in our personal meeting with Him, the best preparation is to live every moment doing what is expected of us. Loyalty in the small things such as in caring for our families, being just and fair in our relationships, and prayerful in our relationship with God are just a few of the things we must do in preparation for our future meeting with Jesus. We don’t know how long we have to wait. We just have to be prepared.

Question of the Day: What are you doing while you wait?

Prayer: Lord, make me accomplish what is good for my own salvation. Amen


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