Jesus continually presses his disciples to be aware of time.
Jesus wants us to be aware of the time in which we live. This means that we know where we are in “salvation history”—between the first coming of Jesus and the second. This means that we know that we are awaiting the bridegroom, which means a certain degree of sorrow and groaning (and fasting). This means that we know the world in which we live—the spirit of our age and its unique blend of good and evil.
Jesus wants us to take each day seriously. Each day has its own trouble and demands its own attention. While we are aware of where we are in the broader scope of time, our lives are comprised of days. We must be busy in serving the Lord, loving and blessing others, and growing into the image of Christ--today. There will come a time when no one can work.
Do you know your time? What will you do with today?