“Be ready for action, with belts fastened and lamps alight. Be like men who wait for their master’s return from a wedding party, ready to let him in the moment he arrives and knocks.
“Happy are those servants whom the Master finds on the alert when he comes. I tell you this: He will buckle on His belt, seat them at table, come and wait on them! Even if it is the middle of the night, or before dawn when He comes, happy if He finds them alert!
“And remember, if the householder had known what time the burglar was coming he would not have let his house be broken into. Hold yourself ready, then, because the Son of Man is coming at the time you least expect him.”