This is Kewpie, the Maltese that now blesses our family.
A Maltese dog used to be part of our household. At mealtime, he would sit with eyes focused upon me, waiting for the moment when a few morsels were tossed his way—eyes glued to mine. His whole being was nothing but watching and waiting.
The Lord uses similar images to call us to watch and wait for God’s nourishing word. More than scraps from the table, Jesus longs to give you his very life. This is the only absolute value, one that needs selling and letting go of everything else.
The element of surprise is imaged in the thief coming when least expected. The only alternative is to expect the Lord all the time. Now is the time when the Lord wants to touch you with the treasure of his presence.
Where my treasure, there my heart v. 34
My lamp lit waiting for you v. 35
When You know, I will open. v. 35
Ready for the Son of Man v. 40
This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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