Throughout our lives we have numerous experiences of vigilance: watching over a loved one, remaining attentive to someone’s needs or waiting in expectation for an arrival. The same is true everyday in the spiritual life as we are vigilant in living our faith for Jesus Christ.
Our faith clearly acknowledges that there will be a final judgment, and while this reality can bring a grim awareness of our sins, it can also serve as an inspiration to take hold of the gift of today and live our faith with conviction.
In the Gospel today the Lord cleanses the temple and then teaches the people. Every time we enter into a church and stand before the Blessed Sacrament in the tablernacle, we encounter the same Risen Lord – body and blood, soul and divinity.
What are you thankful for today? What gifts do you recognize right now in your life and how do you share them gratefully with others? How has God’s grace transformed your life? Now go, and be a blessing in the world!