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Pentecost 9, August 11

There are many things we do in life to be ready. Sometimes readiness anticipates something good happening, and sometimes it anticipates something bad. In today’s reading from Luke 12, Jesus compares the coming of the Son of Man to something positive—the expected arrival of the head of the household—and to something negative—a thief coming in the night.

What does readiness look like for Christians awaiting the coming of the Son of Man? It’s gathering in community for prayer and praise. It’s eating our sacred meal of communion together frequently. It’s making time for God in our daily lives. This is what it means to have our lamps lit, to be dressed for action.

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