The Day of the Lord

2 Peter 3:10-11,14   But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar and the elements will be dissolved by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be found out. Since everything is to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought [you] to be, conducting yourselves in holiness and devotion…Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.

There it is again. As we read last week in Matthew 13, we don’t know when the Lord will come again. We must be alert. We must be prepared. How do we prepare?

St. Peter tells us to conduct ourselves in holiness and devotion. We do this by going to Mass, spending time in Adoration, and taking advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We do this by being humble, other-centered, and self-sacrificing. By being grateful and generous, sharing our time, talents, and treasure with others out of love and justice.

In other words, we conduct ourselves in holiness and devotion by living stewardship. Live this way eagerly and be found without spot or blemish on the day of the Lord. Live this way and be at peace!

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