"Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour." Matthew 25:13
I love teaching, especially needlework, to people. Young people -- if they want to learn, "old" people, to anyone. I have worked with the visually impaired, with therapists to maintain movement and with international students. We may not speak the same language but the motions for needlework are the same the world over. It is also a good place for them to practice "American"....... One of the questions, I was asked in one of my international classes, was "what does "are you ready for the holidays" mean?
This Scripture reading is Jesus talking to the people about the coming of the Kingdom of heaven. It is reminding each, and all, of us we do NOT know the "day nor the hour" of Christ's (the Bridegroom) return. We should, like the 10 prepared be "ready" with a strong relationship, prepared to answer (and do). Yes, as Caregivers, we are prepared for our receivers, and even our families, but are we - ourselves - prepared with the strong relationship? If someone were to ask are we prepared to answer about where our strength comes from?
Last week we talked about sometimes we are the only Bible people ever read -- including our families and care receivers. This week we need to think about how we are preparing, getting ready because even though we don't know "the day nor the hour" we do know Christ (the Bridegroom) IS coming back.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.