First reading: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm: Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23
Second reading: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Gospel: Luke 12:32-40
The New Testament teaches us that Christ’s Second Coming is an important part of God’s plan for our world, so it is an important element in our Christian faith.
Much effort has gone into predicting the time of Christ’s return, but such efforts are always fruitless. The Son of Man will come at an unexpected hour, like a thief at night.
The question, then, is how can we prepare for the Lord’s coming? We can prepare, not by being always awake, but by being always faithful.