The 10 young girls and the bridgeroom

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INTRODUCTION

Today, Sunday November 8 Mt 25,1-13 is read. It’s about the  Kingdom of Heaven parable of the 10 young girls (translated as virgins).

INDEX

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

25:1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
25:3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’
25:7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
25:10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’
25:12 But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
25:13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

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The message

http://www.lachiesa.it/calendario/Detailed/20201108.shtml Writes:

In fact, this is about the return of Christ and everything is summed up in the last words: “Watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour”, that is: “Be ready for Christ’s arrival”. Thus the parable of the virgins could begin with this sentence: “For the kingdom of heaven it will happen as for the ten virgins who went out with their lamps to meet the bridegroom.” In the eyes of Jesus, the one who watches is wise, that is, the one who always thinks, in his soul, of the day of the Lord’s return and the hour of his own death, who lives every day in friendship with God, in sanctifying grace, and who he immediately gets up if, due to weakness, he falls. Then “stay awake”, because no one, except God, knows the day and the hour.”.

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conclusion

I have nothing to add today.


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