One of the challenges everyone faces in living a Christian Life is that of staying alert. Its so easy to begin resting on our laurels and looking back fondly on times of intimacy with God. Truly these memories are wonderful and should inspire us to renewed persistence in our faith. But our hearts sometimes seek comfort in other quarters even while fondly gazing upon past intimacy. We are fickle. In this week’s Gospel Jesus tells another parable of warning. No matter what our relationship with God has been in the past, our present responsiveness is what is measured. In his sermon this week Fr. Ed will give examples of attentiveness and offer gentle advice to those whose hearts have wandered.