Luke 12:35- “Be dressed in readiness and keep your lamps lit.” (New American Standard Bible)
(This is dedicated to Monica, thanks for your kind words.)
“Keep watch and don’t be caught off guard.” This sentence is one that resonates in my heart and mind each and every day. Why? Because you never know who is looking to you to stay strong, so they might have a shoulder to lean on. Is this task easy? Not at all, but when we can see a man or woman practicing what they preach, it encourages us. It keeps us secure. It allows us to realize that truth does have a part in this world, and not everything is dimly lit. Why? Because we have the Divine Oil that keeps our lamps burning throughout the night, so others might be able to keep the path in sight. This life now becomes more than one individual—it becomes likened to a community of brothers and sisters who take care of one another. For the task held alone is not easy and the yoke is hard to bear; the reason why encouragement are the sobering words we ought to share.