Reading: Mark 13: 24-37 (Click to read text)
Reflection: “Be alert! The world needs more lerts!” That was the message seen on a billboard many years ago, laughed about and remembered ever since. I mean, really, what is a lert? Now, however, I am thinking it over more seriously in the context of today’s reading about the "Signs of the End of the Age" and "The Day and the Hour Unknown."
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. (v. 33)
What would happen if we would all be alert…be a lert? What do lerts look like? What do lerts do? What do lerts see?
Perhaps lerts look just like you and me. Perhaps lerts do God’s work with their hands. Perhaps lerts see God in all creation, especially in each other.
Then what a good idea! Absolutely! The world definitely needs more lerts! --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Prayer: Dear God. Help me to be alert! Amen.
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