MARCH 21, 2021 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT
1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
2nd Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
Gospel: John 12:20-33
In today's gospel we hear Jesus say: "The hour has come for the son of man to be glorified." Further on, He says: "But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour." There is an appointed hour for everything, and everything happens in His time, according to His will and plan. As it were, God has perfect timing. Let us be in tune with His timetable, and let us be constantly on the lookout, and be open to His schedule and call in our lives.
We are living on borrowed time in this world. We are accountable to God for what we do in our lifetime. And there is an appointed hour when we will come face to face with our God. Jesus tells us today how to truly live: "Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life." Our finest hour is when we can come before God and be able to say: Mission accomplished, Lord. I have served and I have loved!
Prayer: Lord, help me to live in such a way that when my final hour comes, I will be ready to face You. Amen.