5 Wise and 5 Foolish

Biblical Text: Matthew 25:1-13

This parable has so much to teach us…if we don’t ask for it to teach us too much. That is always the trouble with eschatology, end times things. We want to know more that is ours to know.

The biggest thing I think it means to tell us is to know the time. It is a parable about the Day of the Lord, the time of fulfillment. As such the most important things in that time are different that today. Today things like wise and foolish are not locked in. Today is a day of grace. Today is a day when the oil may be procured and the lamps prepared. For the night is coming when no work may be done. Sleep comes to all. And that is why Jesus tells us this parable. Not that we might know everything about That Day, but so that we may prepare for it.

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Leviticus 23:23-44 and Luke 12:35-53

Leviticus 23:23-44
Luke 12:35-53
Feast of Booths and the nomadic Christian life
Awaiting the fulfillment and the current warfare of the Christian life