Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel……Friday 1 September 2017
"they all became drowsy and fell asleep." Mt 25,10
We live in a sleepy, dozing world, everybody is tired , want to rest !! But , the end of the vacation is here , a new school year is staring, the bridegroom has arrived ! Can I get up ? Do I jump out of my bed briskly , from my lazy summer programs? Is there oil in my lamp ? The flame is blazing sparkling, is the light shining for the ones entrusted to me ?? Lets realise how important these questions are , as my eternal life depends on my answers !!
Lets get up refreshed , briskly , may the fire of the pulsating stress before the fight permeate my being , and lets set off happily , trustingly for the first day of school !! I am God’s child , in my heavenly Father’s heart there is no fear, faint-heartedness , cowardice , we stem from this heart , lets start the the new school year with trust , we are going to win !!
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"The Kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them,
but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.
Since the bridegroom was long delayed,
they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight, there was a cry,
'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise,
'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.'
But the wise ones replied,
'No, for there may not be enough for us and you.
Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.'
While they went off to buy it,
the bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
'Lord, Lord, open the door for us!'
But he said in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.'
Therefore, stay awake,
for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
Matthew 25, 1-13