Matthew's reminder for vigilance and preparedness continues as Mark (Mark 13:24-37) implores us to keep awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come.
For me, this reading's impact is more fully appreciated by reflecting back on last Sunday's Gospel, Matthew 25:31-46. Who is the master? How will we know him? Matthew answers:
Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, `Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'
Look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday, 11/30/11.