A disciple of Jesus is called to be vigilant. Every follower of Christ must be ready to respond. Loins gird and lamps burning are powerful symbols of readiness.

Am I ready today to respond to others? Do I see myself as Jesus for them and o I look for Him in those whom I meet?

O gracious god, may I be of keen heart and mind today. May I see Jesus in those whom I meet and may their encounter with me be an occasion of grace, too.