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Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming
Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 13:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”
The word of the Lord.
Attentive to the “little jet.”
It is necessary to remain in grace so that our actions can have some supernatural value for eternal life. Because it is Sanctifying Grace that God has given us through the merits of Christ for our salvation. If we do not accept His merits, there is no salvation.
To remain in grace, we must be vigilant, attentive to the “little jet” that enters through the crack and precedes the great avalanche of turbid water that will overwhelm us if we do not cut it off at the root as soon as it begins to appear.
Applied to married life:
Marta: Why do you know that you love me?
Carlos: Above all, because I fight for your salvation.
Marta: And what do you do for my salvation?
Carlos: Well, above all, I am attentive not to make it more difficult for you with my sin. Every time I fall into temptation, it is easy for me to drag you into evil as well. Therefore, it is my first obligation: Out of love for you, I would rather die than sin.
Marta: How beautiful! Thank you, Carlos, for loving me so much.
Help us to live this Advent as befits such a wonderful event. Thank you, Blessed Mother.