Readings: Wis 6:12-16. 1Thes 4:13-18. Mt 25:1-13
On a daily basis, we receive an enormous amount of blessings, so many that we couldn’t possibly enumerate them. And so varied that we couldn’t claim to be aware of all of them. Being alive alone is a humongous blessing. The 24 hours granted me daily are a blessing in which the other blessings fit. Each one of us fits a different amount of fruitfulness in these hours based on our circumstances and efforts.
Our use of our current blessings determines how fruitful we can be in the present, and how capable we’ll be to contain and deploy future blessings. This is not just applicable individually, but also corporately (as a nation, for example). Our wisdom is measured by how we use the present to prepare for the future. Not just for this our earthly pilgrimage, but also for posterity, and for eternity.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to live in such a way that we’ll be admitted to the eternal wedding feast.