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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Scriptural Readings: Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Psalms 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17; Luke 12:35-38

My dear encountered couples:

Jesus tells us to be ready for him when he comes. If we are, it will go well for us. If not, then we’ll miss out on something that we’ll be moaning about for all eternity.

I suppose there are generally two main ways that we can insure that we are ready for Christ when we die. One would be by going off to some secluded spot, avoiding the busy world, and praying a lot. Another would be by doing our best to live our lives God’s way in the midst of this busy world. Most of us seem to be meant for life in an active world, not in a monastery or cave. God calls most people to live ordinary lives, but with extraordinary attitudes.

Our attitudes in regard to everything and everyone are expected to be different for us who believe in God than for those who don’t. We are expected to believe that our work, our families and friends, our recreations and possessions are all meant to make saints out of us. How we enter into our work, how we treat other people, how we value our recreations and possessions is all very important. We are expected to believe that everything we do and every reaction we have to things that happen in our lives will not only affect us in this world, but for all eternity.

By being aware of that, and by doing our best to live according to what that awareness tells us we should do, we will find ourselves ready when Christ comes to take us to his Father and ours in heaven. Live your ordinary life, but with extraordinary wisdom and love.

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