ality I forget this so
easily. I tend to be so
focused on what I am
concerned with that I
miss God’s presence in
my life. I become so
distracted by what I
think are my own im-
portant needs that I
am unable to see what
God is identifying as
my more fundamental
needs and his presence to help me with them. So I find myself won-
dering, am I willing to prepare myself for God’s presence whether it is
today or some other future time? Am I willing to trust, recognize, and
follow the Lord when he comes?
As we reflect on these readings may our faith and trust in the Lord be
strengthened, our hope enriched, and our openness to God’s presence
in our lives expanded.
Lord, help us to see your presence and your invitation in our lives.
May we be ready to see you when you are with us in ways and mo-
ments that are not what we expected. Amen.