The foolish ones

August 28, 2020 3:30 am

“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.’” (MT 25: 8-9)

I know the story, I understand the message, but still, I do not like these women to be referred to as “wise.” From the short perspective, we understand why we should be “wise” and prepared. But from the whole teaching of Our Lord, we know how much Jesus admired gentleness, sensitivity, and ability to share even the smallest coin or piece of bread. Let us be wise, but at the same time open-minded, looking for the bigger picture and helping each other. 

“Be vigilant at all times and pray, that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak