21st Week in Ordinary Times : Thursday, 26th August 2021

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 24:42-46

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

‘What sort of servant, then, is faithful and wise enough for the master to place him over his household to give them their food at the proper time? Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us to be vigilant in our faith for the Lord will come at the time that is least expected.


  • Ponder on the quality of your daily living. Do you find yourself to be selfless, service orientated, forgiving and generous with your time, talents, wealth and the like?


  • Let us pray to the Lord to give us all the spiritual strength and wisdom we need to live our faith fully and vigilantly in His ways at all times.