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Weekly Newsletter and Reflection

32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: YEAR A

12TH NOVEMBER 2017

 

In the Gospel for this weekend we are reminded and urged to stay awake because we do not know the day nor the hour of the Lord’s coming. We are reminded to have our lamps ready. What lamps are we talking about? Essentially it is the lamp of love. The drops of oil in our lamps are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, punctuality, small words of kindness, a thought for others, forgiveness, peace, joy, gratitude to God. These are the drops of love that keep our religious life burning like a lively flame.

With the oil of prayer and good works, we must keep the lamp of faith burning and the Lord will then recognise us when we arrive at Heaven’s door. We won’t be judged on a momentary lapse but on our life as a whole. To be prepared means to be a doer rather than a mere hearer of the word.

All that, Jesus says to us in this parable is meant as a warning. This warning is a sign of his love for us. It tells us that every moment should be beautiful. That the soul should be always be ready for the coming of the Bridegroom, always waiting for the voice of the beloved.


Fr. Pat Madden


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