People at the time of Jesus waited for a prompt manifestation of the kingdom of God. They saw that moment as a political victory over the occupying Romans. But Jesus often told them that the visible manifestation of the kingdom was not as they thought and would not be immediate.
The parable of Jesus today gives us two suggestions: A rebellion against the king and the rejection of him would happen before the coming of the kingdom; and the time that remains before the glorious coming of Jesus, is not to be wasted and filled with speculating when he will return. We must be seriously involved in carrying out the responsibilities that Jesus has given us now. So my brothers and sisters, let us ask the Lord Jesus to grant us the grace so that he will find us busy in the work that he has given us, to be ready whenever he comes in glory.
By Fr. Risco Batbual, SVD.