16 November 2015

To JJR, on the Feast of St. Gertrude

Matthew 25:1-13

[1] Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. [2] And five of them were foolish, and five wise. [3] But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them: [4] But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps. [5] And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept.


[6] And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him. [7] Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. [8] And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. [9] The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. [10] Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

[11] But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. [12] But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not. [13] Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

5 comments:

DJR said...

Does anyone else ever get tired of hearing this Gospel several times a year?

DJR said...

And who's JJR anyway? Sounds like a creep.

rubyroad said...

Our town's (Arivaca AZ) historian tells us that St. Gertrude was its patron saint in the 1700's.

Sharon said...

I don't know, DJR. I'll take this reading over "Gather Us In" any day!

DJR said...

Sharon said... I don't know, DJR. I'll take this reading over "Gather Us In" any day!

Indeed.

Actually, my comments were a private joke. It's one of my favorite Gospels, and I never tire of hearing it.

Contrary to what some people (hint: JJR) think.