Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Malvern Minute


Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 21, 2020

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, PA


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 when you wait for a traffic light to turn green or wait for a bus or train or sit in a waiting room at a doctor’s office?  Most of us know that there are many ways to wait; such as reading, entering into conversation with someone, even praying.  An empty way of waiting would be “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 when 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 that is in His glorious return, or in our personal meeting with Him, the best preparation is the living of every moment by simply doing what is expected of us.  Loyalty in the small things such as care for our families, justice and fairness in our relationships, our prayerful relationship with God, is 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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