The Lord invites us to stay awake and alert so that when he calls us we are ready to respond. It begs a question: Do I have any unfinished business that needs to be addressed today? May we examine our hearts and take whatever steps are necessary to be prepared to follow Jesus.
All of the Scripture readings evoke a call to action; we are invited to get ready, be prepared, and attentive to the Lord and one another. May this Advent season – a gift of the Church – help us all to get our hearts and minds ready for the birth of Jesus Christ!