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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - Matthew 24:37-44

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Matthew 24:37-44

The "coming of the Son of Man" can be applied to the end of the world, to the moment of death, or to any moment of grace. We are not given advance notice as to when any of these will happen, so the message is to be alert and ready. When have you found that your alertness meant that you were able to receive an unexpected grace, (e.g., take an opportunity which presented itself, or respond to a hint from another person that you might easily have missed, etc)

One of the enemies of alert living is constant busyness. Have you ever found that being caught up in your own agenda makes you less sensitive to what is happening around you? Recall times when you paused in your relentless busyness and were rewarded by a significant, interchange with another person, a moment of grace.

You probably know the difference between being ready for a visitor and the unannounced caller who catches you unprepared. Let the memory of the discomforted of being caught off guard spur you on to a constant readiness for the coming of the Lord.

Published Sat 26th Nov 2022 13:09:19
Last Modified on Sat 26th Nov 2022 13:09:19

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