"But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:32-33)
Hurry up!! We need to get there! Or... Hurry up! This is important you need to do this ASAP. Then what happens? You have to wait for ________ fill in the blank. Sometimes we have to wait for the appointment. Sometimes we have to wait for somebody else to do something. Sometimes we are waiting on the weather or just to see what happens. Kind of like a few weeks ago..... how are you at waiting? And, just out of curiosity, what is your attitude while you wait?
The Gospel reading today is Jesus answering questions on when things will happen and what the "signs will be" for when it is about to happen. (Mark 13:4) This is something the Disciples were asking about. It is something WE ask about. Every generation, including the Disciples, thought it was going to happen then. The signs were there - wars, rumors of wars, storms, earthquakes, severe weather, everything you can think of (and some you probably hadn't thought of). The thing is Jesus is answering the question. He points out even HE doesn't know the answer - only God knows the timing. (v. 32) Jesus also, however, gives some instructions for while we wait - "Beware, keep alert." (v. 33) In other words..... Be ready.
So..... what is your attitude? Are you ready? As Caregivers we need to not only be ready ourselves but we need to help our "person(s)" to be ready - right? At the same time we need to be going one step, one day at a time -- especially with our "person(s)." So......what IS your attitude? Can you "hurry up"? Are you ready -- even to have to wait? Are you ready?
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