"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Be Ready for the Lord Always

        In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 25 at Mass, the Parable of the Ten Virgins was read.  In it, Jesus tells how when the bridegroom showed up unexpectedly, the five wise virgins were ready and went into the wedding feast with him, while the five foolish virgins who were not ready were locked out.  I'll always remember the haunting verses near the end in Luke 17.  Jesus said that on the night he is revealed, "there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left.  And there will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken, the other left.”  Could this mean that our own family may be split up?  I think so.  We must work and pray for the salvation of all family members before it's too late.  Earlier this morning I saw a life insurance commercial on TV.  Just want to point out that buying life insurance to protect your family is absolutely no help here. 

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