The Gospel of Matthew
Session 54 – 3/8/2015
Fr. John Codis
Ready or Not, Here I Come!
Some things cannot be borrowed, some things cannot be put off, and we can miss out on great opportunities.
Being ready has to do with doing the right things. Actively living in faithfulness to God. It’s more than a name or a title, it is a way of life.
Spiritual readiness, preparation and growth does not just happen at the snap of ones fingers. It comes as a result of one’s intentional habits built into their life.
Do we let our lives control us and let it lead us? Or do we take life by the horns and prepare ourselves?
Make sure you take your bodies to the mechanic and that they fill up your oil tank!
- You must be spiritually ready.
- No one can do it for you.
The Gospel has encourages us with these words: “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first” (Hebrews 3:12-14). God has made this promise to us: “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).