Countdown to Glory - Six days

The big 39 is almost here...and we'll be celebrating on Friday, since the Italian will be off in  Italy on his actual birthday.

Lk 12:39-48

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be sure of this:
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
Then Peter said,
“Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”
And the Lord replied,
“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
whom the master will put in charge of his servants
to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
Truly, I say to you, he will put him
in charge of all his property.
But if that servant says to himself,
‘My master is delayed in coming,’
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
to eat and drink and get drunk,
then that servant’s master will come
on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
and will punish the servant severely
and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
That servant who knew his master’s will
but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
shall be beaten only lightly.
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

I think of Fr. Rob when I see the drunk part of this passage. I also think of Lino when I read this. We never know when Christ will come back. But Jesus wants us to make preparations for his return.

Which is why I'm glad Lino works hard each day on the radio. Instead of slacking off, Lino seemingly performs each day like it's his last on the air. And why wouldn't he? Any lazy person can put together a half-hearted show: working hard on the radio each day is what God would want.

Since we don't know the hour when Christ comes back, it's important to always give our all for him. And with the high quality programming Lino puts on each day, you'd think Jesus was coming back tomorrow.

It's that good.

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