Being aware of everything that goes on around us is important. As people of faith we must be up to date regarding local and world events.
Being alert is even more important. We want to be truly prepared to embrace the issues of our time and be prepared to welcome the presence and teachings of Jesus Christ into every situation.
Jesus encourages his disciples, and us, to always be ready to welcome him into our lives. It's more than just being a part of a weekend Mass or an occasional activity in a parish or group, but to daily be prepared to welcome Christ into our lives.
Let's always be open to this grace and know that Jesus will always be there for us as people of faith!
And let us continue to pray for one another.