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Be Watchful! Be Alert! Actively Waiting for Christ

Did anyone else notice that all of the Sunday readings throughout November focused on a call to action? God doesn't want us to be passive in our relationship with Him. He wants us to live active lives doing all things for Him. He has given us the talents and he wants us to do something with them for Him. And doing for Him also means doing for others.   In Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus gave us a very simple formula for the Law of Love in the Greatest Commandment. "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." From Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus tells a parable that cautions us to be prepared and stay awake as we wait for him.  A week later we heard an