Reflections: The hour has come
There is an appointed time for everything. The Old Testament patriarchs taught us through holy scriptures that there is a time for everything under the sun. Know that there is a time when heaven aligns with earth, and ushers in divine providence.
There is an urgency brewing in the “mist” of the time and air, to keep alert and vigilant. While keeping your New Years' resolutions intact, your goals in place, and performing your duties with excellence do not neglect prayerful vigilance.
Be alert and vigilant.
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 40Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”