Stay Awake, Folks
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For 26 August 2021, Thursday of week 21 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 24:42-51
Jesus said to his disciples, Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.
The Faithful or the Unfaithful Slave
â€˜Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that wicked slave says to himself, â€œMy master is delayedâ€, and he begins to beat his fellow-slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
26 August 2021 @ 11:11 pm
The adjectives you used today were brilliant and meaningful. Thank you for this
remarkable preaching. Be well
Sr Emmanuella, OP
27 August 2021 @ 1:24 am
Thank you, Brian, for opening our eyes to the everyday opportunities of grace and giving that are always before us, even for us contemplative nuns.
United in prayer and mission, Sr Emmanuella, OP
sister Mary Laura Helbig, O.P.
27 August 2021 @ 1:53 am
Thanks for the wake-up call from Jesus. Appreciate your making Jesus’ call to us so contemporary.
13 September 2021 @ 8:57 am
Has he ever written a book? If so…how can I get one?