Commentary on the Gospel of

Fr. Johnson Joseph Thurackal CMF

The three actions mentioned in the Gospel, be ready, dress up and light lamps tell the characteristics of a person who is alert and prepared to face the future. This is a wake-up call. There needs to constant guard against relapsing into routine, lethargy and indifference. There are times we are unaware of the direction of the flow of life and least prepared to face the unlikely events of life. Being ready will enable a person to open the door with courage to the trails of life and accept them whenever they knock.

Disobedience, sin and death are the three consequences, which Paul writes, as a result of not being ready. The preparedness of Jesus in obedience restored grace and eternal life. Now is the time to live our lives to the full and reflect Jesus’ love to others.


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