Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop, doctor of the Church
Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so. (Matthew 24:46)
Father, the Psalmist affirms that Your greatness is unsearchable, so our efforts toward knowing You are best spent in acknowledging Your blessing and praising Your name. Saint Augustine admitted in his Confessions that his restless heart led him to search for fulfillment in every direction except resting in You. It was only then that he found the dynamic reality of life in Your love.
May my embrace of Jesus' direction to stay awake not be a wake-up call, but an affirmation of You already awake in my heart. My blessing is Your life that awakens our service, especially to any who restlessly asleep.
Saint Augustine, pray for us.