My Dear Friends,
In today’s Gospel reading from St. Matthew (25: 1-13), Jesus tells the famous story of the 10 virgins who were waiting to meet the bridegroom to come home. Because it was late, all 10 of them fell asleep. 5 were wise, and 5 were foolish. The wise ones had plenty of extra oil, while the foolish ones did not. So, when the bridegroom came home, the wise virgins were ready, but the foolish ones were not. This parable reminds all of us to be ready for our deaths, for we do know neither the day nor the hour. This is a popular parable at funerals for good reason.
This weekend, we celebrate Veterans Day, a day we honor all those who have served in one of the branches of the United States military. Thank you for your service!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
– Father Bob