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Thursday December 17, 2009

by Rev. Dr. Rusty Baldridge
Associate Pastor for Community Outreach & Benevolence

Are You Ready?

Matthew 25: 1-13

I suspect you have been asked that question hundreds of times during your life. "Are you ready for Christmas?" "Are you ready for graduation?" "Are you ready for your boss to come over for dinner?" Are you ready?

Whenever I hear that question, I think of a poster I once saw that said, "The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!" I would love to find a support group for people who are chronically "not ready."

Our scripture reading from Matthew addresses one of the major myths that rob us of life's greatest treasures. "There is always time." We live with this sense that we will take care of the things that really count, in time!  The reality is however, that time is a gift and that gift just might be taken from us at any moment.

Matthew calls for vigilance. It is a call to wrap our lives more securely in the faith we profess. To frame our days with prayers like, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."

As vigilant persons of faith, we will keep our eyes trained to see God all around us. We may see the coming of Christ as a child who is without a home. We may see the coming of Christ as a family without a breadwinner. We may see the coming of Christ as a homeless person standing on the corner. We may see the coming of Christ in a whole group of people without justice.

This Advent season, may we keep our lamps and hearts full of expectation; grace and compassion so that we may hear God’s call and respond whenever it comes. May we let justice and good things flow from our lives to the lives of others!

Oh God of grace, I pray that I am ready for this day. I hope that as others see me, they also see You. Amen!

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