On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 28, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Knowledge is power and so most will do almost anything to acquire and hold on to it. With it comes wisdom, for having experienced the knowledge of things applied with sound judgement. But what about knowledge of the Lord our God? How much wiser are we in the knowledge of the Lord our God? Have we taken up the invitation to go beyond what we can see, smell, feel and touch? In other words have we opened our hearts to see the Lord our God? To dwell in His mystery revealed to us through His Word?

For truly knowing Jesus is having entered into a relationship with Him.In our deep personal relationship with Jesus can we declare that we truly know our bridegroom? If so then the question for us today is that in knowing he is coming again, what and how much have we done in our lives that will light up the path for Him?

Come deep into my heart Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen

St Augustine pray for us…

First reading

1 Corinthians 1:17-25We preach a crucified Christ, the power and wisdom of GodChrist did not send me to baptise, but to preach the Good News, and not to preach that in the terms of philosophy in which the crucifixion of Christ cannot be expressed. The language of the cross may be illogical to those who are not on the way to salvation, but those of us who are on the way see it as God’s power to save. As scripture says: I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing all the learning of the learned. Where are the philosophers now? Where are the scribes? Where are any of our thinkers today? Do you see now how God has shown up the foolishness of human wisdom? If it was God’s wisdom that human wisdom should not know God, it was because God wanted to save those who have faith through the foolishness of the message that we preach. And so, while the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Gospel

Matthew 25:1-13The wise and foolish virginsJesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.” At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said “open the door for us.” But he replied, “I tell you solemnly, I do not know you.” So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.’

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