Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 6, A.D. 2005
Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 or 4:13-14
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Stay awake." (Matthew 25:1-13)
The final Words Jesus speaks following the parable of the virgins are
and true Words."Stay awake." None of us knows when the time for us to
ready to meet Him will come. Let us be wise, faithful and ready for His
coming to take us; indeed, well-prepared for the eternal wedding feast.
Jesus reminds us to be ready to welcome Him at all times. One who is
prepared by keeping the necessary supply of grace through the
through service, will not have "time" when called to the eternal
This oil for the lamp that keeps one vigilantly ready for eternal life
regular confession, prayer, spiritual direction, holy Mass and
and doing daily the will of God. The foolish soul does not prepare for
eternal life by seeking and protecting these graces, rather takes the
received and hopes it will be enough. It is no surprise this one is not
prepared to meet and join God eternally.
O Lord, may we "stay awake,"one in You, through the gifts You
bestow for all. Let us appreciate and use them now and forever.
- Mary Williams
Lives of the saints:
The Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
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