October 25, 2017 Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time-A

Romans 6:12-18

Psalm 124

Luke 12:39-47

“You also must be prepared…”  Luke 12:40

Lord, the other day an entire family lost their lives in a horrible accident on the Interstate.  A friend of mine died from cancer at the age of 40.  Many were killed in recent hurricanes and earthquakes.  May you have mercy on their souls.  It’s a fact of life that we never know when our end will come.  Perfect health is no guarantee of a long life.  You encourage us to prepare ourselves at all times to enter eternity.  If that time were known then preparation would be easier.  The challenge before us is to live each day as if it were our last.  Lord, how can I prepare for my day?  In your generosity you have entrusted me with all the graces and blessings I need to be ready.  You have denied nothing that I must have to prepare for your coming.  May I today, dear Jesus, continue my conversion of heart, look for opportunities to grow in holiness and to live as if I have been saved.  Amen