Gospel of Luke 12:35-38 Reflection:
Again we have Jesus giving us a practical lesson on the Christian life: be ready at all times to hear the word of God and to carry it out.
He says, “See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit.” Being dressed is to be clothed in the garments of righteousness, being right with God and the world. Having our lamp lit is a way of saying that we should be paying attention and ready to act when the Lord calls upon us.
Jesus then goes on to compare the kingdom of God to the master coming home and finding the servants awake, the master shall put on an apron and wait on them. This is a total turnaround from what you would expect, the servant should always wait on the master.
But the Kingdom does not have to obey the rules of this world. In the kingdom of heaven God shall wait on the needs and joy of the people who have made it to heaven. Every desire and need is met by the all loving and good God, a place of rest where we bask in three things: the truth, beauty and goodness of God.
So Jesus tells us to be ready to do the will of God and if we are ready then we shall reap certain benefits. When you stop to think about it, the demands that God makes upon us are not that great. It is such a pity that we allow our earthly desires and needs to override everything we know to be right and good.