Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Jesus said to his disciples:
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this:
if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into.
So too, you also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.
“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant,
whom the master has put in charge of his household
to distribute to them their food at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so.
Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.
But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is long delayed,’
and begins to beat his fellow servants,
and eat and drink with drunkards,
the servant’s master will come on an unexpected day
and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely
and assign him a place with the hypocrites,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.” MT 24:42-51
If we were to describe a faithful servant, what would he or she look like? Jesus says today, “Prepared”. To be prepared, we must first encounter Christ, the living God, in the Word and the Eucharist. We must learn to sit in silence and listen, then we must gain knowledge or be taught/formed (Scripture, catechism, spiritual books). Reflect in silence over these materials.
Next, a person begins to believe in their heart by gaining knowledge through faith, being baptized, rejecting Satan and relentlessly grow closer to Christ. How? Receptivity! God the Father is chasing after us, and Jesus already took our sin and suffering and nailed it to the cross, but we have to give it to Him (Reconciliation). The measure in which a person gives themselves away, is the measure in which they become full. -St. Pope John Paul II
Since the Trinity is a relationship of love, we are called into a relationship with our Savior, pray. Our grace tanks must be refilled often to live out our baptismal promises, the Eucharist-Jesus Christ, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, and reconciliation-allow God’s grace to change your life, be transformed by Christ. This is why the saints went to daily Mass and confession regularly!
Our daily rosary must be offered up with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary meditating on the life of Christ. Walk with Jesus in the Stations of the Cross or do some type of sacrifice/fast every Friday to remind us that Christ died for us, deny yourself/kill your ego. Gain knowledge on what Jesus went through in His Passion. Every saint started at the foot of the cross with Mary. Every difficulty that burdens you throughout the day offer up with the suffering of Jesus Christ, He gives purpose to suffering.
Everyday, ask the Holy Spirit to join your spirit so that you may live with the purpose you were created for and strive for holiness. God is fully alive in us through the Holy Spirit to help us until Christ returns. We must be transformed and live as other Christ’s for the world, always striving for greater holiness for the greater glory of God. Last, sit in silence and listen so you will be, “Prepared” when the Master returns.
Today’s challenge: Be prepared. Pray, hope, and don’t worry! -St. Padre Pio One of my coaches taught me, “Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance”
Be a servant, become a saint!
Heart, Fight, Trust
Please pray for me and my family as I will for you!
Joyfully sacrifice for another today!