November 12, 2017. "On Your Mark! Get Set!" Matthew 25: 1-13.
What makes you impatient? Matthew's church was impatient. Matthew recalls this parable of Jesus. Some people are foolish. Some people are wise. The foolish expect the wise to compensate for their lack of preparation in families, churches, and individuals. The wise live in readiness. Readiness is not vigilance. Readiness is to take seriously the coming reign of God. This life is full of tears, pain, separation, grief, and disappointment. This life fades in comparison with the life to come. We need to live in constant readiness as we carry out our Christian calling in the world. We could be ushered into God's presence at any time.