Luke tells us that Jesus urges his followers to “be dressed for action ... be like those who are waiting ... be alert ... be ready”. This is the language of action; the language of one who expects a response; the language of command and obedience. Those who follow Jesus are not passive observers. They are obedient servants who stand ready to serve God whenever and wherever God commands us.
Our faith is not an academic concept, or a religious interest. Our faith is lived each day in response to a Divine call. Our task is to be ready for the call.
Ordinary 16 / Pentecost +938 Patience
The Scripture passage for the day is drawn from Reuben Job and Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants, (Nashville, The Upper Room 1983), 237.
This reflection is from my own devotional exercises for the day.