Be Ready

Be ready! You don’t know
when the time will come.
    —Mark 13:33

Every generation has had a few noisy, self-declared prophets who have screeched that they have nailed down the exact date of the world’s end.

They’ve all been wrong.

No surprise there, for Jesus said: “No one knows the day or the time. The angels in heaven don’t know, and the Son himself doesn’t know. Only the Father knows” (Mk 13:32).

But he did give fair warning that when that day dawns, it will be a day of business-as-usual: people will be eating, drinking, marrying, working. “So you must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Mt 24:44).

It could be a million years from now.

Or today.

Don’t get so busy you fail to get ready.

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