Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never leave that ‘till tomorrow which you can do today.” It’s good advice, and it also happens to be Jesus’ message in today’s gospel. First he told us to look at the signs of the times and see that the
is at hand. Then he spoke of the
need to settle with one’s opponent before it’s too late, and we be thrown into
prison. This was Jesus’ way of saying that when it comes to matters of faith,
religion, and conscience, don’t put off until tomorrow what we should do today.
For instance, kingdom of God
· Do we have a sins we need to confess?
· A wound we need to heal?
· A restitution to make?
· A good intention to act upon?
· Priorities to shift?
· A relationship to restore?
If so, Jesus says to us: “What are you waiting for?” Or in the words of Blessed Pope John Paul II: “The future starts today- not tomorrow.”
(My book of daily meditations for Lent, to be published by Ave Maria Press in November, is available for pre-order: http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Devotions-Lent-Living-Gospel/dp/1594713634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335995419&sr=8-1 )