Are you ready?
As we meditate on today’s Gospel, I am reminded of our unpreparedness in so many areas of our lives and our country. The immediacy of natural and man-made disasters everywhere calls us to take stock, to pay attention, and to be aware for we do not know the time or the hour.
We only have to look back at the floods of recent months, both here and abroad, and see that the areas which were least affected, were the ones where resources and systems were in place, and therefore immediate assistance was able to be provided to its citizenry. Those cities and individuals who took heed of the warnings of the impending storm were better able to protect life, limb and property, whereas those who did not were devastated.