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 November 6th, 2011 A.D. - 32d Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 25/1-13

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November 6th, 2011 A.D.

32d Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 25/1-13

The foolish will miss heavenís wedding feast

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 In todayís gospels and next Sundayís as we hear stories from Jesus about those who waste their lives because they hide behind the false pride of saying that they are not very good.

 It is of course God’s fault that they are not very good, so it’s God’s fault that they don’t do much with their lives.

 They are content to be mediocre because that seems pretty safe Jesus did not like slackers.

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 Would that you were hot or cold, but since you are lukewarm I will vomit you out of my mouth. The unwise bridesmaids are slackers, giddy, silly young women who wanted to be part of the dining and music and dancing at the wedding party but as many young people of either gender do, they were not quite able to see a relation between the goal of joining the fun and the lamps that they must light for the ceremonial entrance to the marriage ceremony. The lamps were the reason they were there. If for one reason or another they could not light their lamps, then they had no claim on entering into the party.

 Indeed the bride had undoubtedly chosen them because she believed their beauty would impress the groom and his family. She must have assumed that they had the common sense and the responsibility to carry enough oil so that their lamps would not go out. Wait till you see my attendants, she said to the young man. There will be ten of them, five on each side, to escort you and your family into the wedding ceremony.

 So when the groom showed up late (in our society the opposite seems to be the more common phenomenon), he must have been startled that there were only five young women to escort his entourage. Perhaps he had made promises to his family about how elegant the circumstances of their entry was going to be. He was quite properly furious and, one must assume, so was bride who had been let down by her friends.

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He was quite properly furious and, one must assume, so was bride who had been let down by her friends

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Psalm 63:1-8

1 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you;  my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on tyour name.
5 My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips,
6 when I think of you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to tyou; your right hand upholds me.

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