A Bethlehem

I wonder if Jesus refers to himself as “the thief in the night” who comes at that surprising hour.  He means the vigilant parable for all of us.  But since Peter speaks up to see if it applies to him as a leader, he gets another surprise.  While we all must remain vigilant slaves of obedience, Christian leadership must be vigilant over the community.  They ensure that physical and spiritual food are distributed well, since, in the words of Bishop Sklba, “Every Christian community is in some sense, a Bethlehem, a ‘house of bread.'”

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