Readings: Is 2:1-5. Rom 13:11-14. Mt 24:37-44
As human beings, we’re social beings. We thrive by living well with others: joining them in joy and sorrow, cooperating in productive endeavours, and watching each other’s backs. We’re better off with others than alone. It’s advantageous to seek the cooperation of others, even in the achievement of personal goals.
The danger is when this advantage of security in numbers lulls us to sleep. We may prefer groupthink to tough-mindedness and critical analysis. We forget that for any action, consequences will come to individuals before they come to the group. Without this awareness, without this wakefulness, we may fail to prepare for our visitations, with long term consequences.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to prepare for our visitations. May Jesus Christ Himself come into our lives.