What are we preparing for?

Watch therefore, for you know not the hour your Lord is coming (Matthew 24:42)
Our daily lives require so much preparation – setting our alarms, getting ready for work, stopping for coffee, helping the children before the school bus arrives… once we are at work, there are various processes/rituals we exercise to prepare for business success. The question is – do we think of and prepare for success with our Salvation? Stewardship focuses on our use of Time, Talents and Treasures – this is how we will be judged. St. Theophan the Recluse also reflects on our preparation for Judgment Day. “To be vigilant does not mean to sit with your arms folded but rather to keep in mind that the Lord will come suddenly and so to behave and conduct your affairs so as to be ready to meet Him at any instant not fearing reproach and condemnation. How is one to do this? Very simply. Walk in the commandments without breaking a single one and if you happen to break one, immediately cleanse yourself through repentance and by fulfilling what needs to be done.”

About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States
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