Be in Readiness

35 "1Be dressed in 2readiness, and keep your lamps lit.
36 "Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
37 "Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find 3on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that 4he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
38 "5Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
39 "6But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be 7broken into.
40 "8You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."