Commentary on the Gospel of
“Being prepared” is a theme that keeps recurring in the liturgy of the word, as we approach the end of the liturgical year. Jesus speaks about the suddenness of the coming of the Son of Man, be it collectively for a group or individually. The best way to remain prepared is to ensure that we walk, on a daily basis, according to God’s commandments, as John tells us today. What is the commandment? That we walk in love. But then, what is love? There are so many forms of love that we are confused. The love we must grow into is the love that the Scriptures speak of: love for God and our brothers and sisters; a love that results when we are able to die to ourselves and make the lives of others a priority; a love made visible in Jesus Christ.