Daniel 12:1-3; Psalms 16:5,8-11; Hebrews 10:11-14,18; Mark 13:24-32
A man obsessed with his song collection set out to purchase the latest in portable music players. But what kind should he buy? Should he get one with large storage space, holding a library of 20,000 songs? Or should he get one with a touch screen that also doubles as a portable email reader? Should it fit in his pocket, or should he consider the type he can wear like a wrist watch? And so he begins to inquire, and soon discovers that the state of the art is always improving. So he decides to wait a month or two. Perhaps the quality will be higher then, and maybe prices will go down. Two months later he hears a rumor that a new model has come along that will soon make all others obsolete! Again he decides to “wait and see.” And the sad fact is that all the while the man is waiting, he never listens to any music!
Today’s Gospel Lesson once again…