Our faith is one built upon vigilance. Vigilance in awaiting the return of Jesus Christ. Vigilance in mastering our bodies and passions. Vigilance in doing good and avoiding evil. We can never let down our guard against temptation, sin, or selfishness. Our vigilance requires a great deal of self-disciple and grace from God. We gain these best through prayer, seeking guidance from trusted people, mortification, almsgiving, and all those spiritual practices that help us to be holy people and true followers of Christ.
Are we being vigilant in our faith lives? How can we improve our self-discipline? What can we do to encourage others to be vigilant in their lives, too?
O Lord, help us to stay alert and sober in our faith.