Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” [NRSVCE]
It may be easy for us at times to forget that our Lord is returning, and that it may be at a time when we do not expect. It may be all the easier for us to forget this if we neglect the fact that “His Coming” may in fact occur for us when our time is at an end. I do not know the day of my own death, and it is certain that on that day I will receive recompense from God. Have I been a faithful servant to Him, or have I done whatever it is that I wish? The question will be asked and must be as surely answered. Lord, grant that I may be alert and watchful for Your Coming.