November 8, 2020

Wisdom 6: 12- 16

6:12Therefore, desire my words, love them, and you will have instruction.
6:13Wisdom is pure and never fades away, and is easily seen by those who love her and found by those who seek her.
6:14She anticipates those who desire her, so that she first reveals herself to them.
6:15Whoever awakens early to seek her, will not labor, for he will find her sitting at his door.
6:16Therefore, by thinking about her, understanding is perfected, and whoever remains watchful for her, will quickly be secure.

First Thessalonians 4: 13- 18

4:13And we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are sleeping, so as not to be sorrowful, like these others who do not have hope.
4:14For if we believe that Jesus has died and risen again, so also will God bring back with Jesus those who sleep in him.
4:15For we say this to you, in the Word of the Lord: that we who are alive, who remain until the return of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
4:16For the Lord himself, with a command and with the voice of an Archangel and with a trumpet of God, shall descend from heaven. And the dead, who are in Christ, shall rise up first.
4:17Next, we who are alive, who are remaining, shall be taken up quickly together with them into the clouds to meet Christ in the air. And in this way, we shall be with the Lord always.
4:18Therefore, console one another with these words.

Matthew 25: 1- 13

25:1“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be like ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went out to meet the groom and the bride.
25:2But five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
25:3For the five foolish, having brought their lamps, did not take oil with them.
25:4Yet truly, the prudent ones brought the oil, in their containers, with the lamps.
25:5Since the bridegroom was delayed, they all fell asleep, and they were sleeping.
25:6But in the middle of the night, a cry went out: ‘Behold, the groom is arriving. Go out to meet him.’
25:7Then all those virgins rose up and trimmed their lamps.
25:8But the foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give to us from your oil, for our lamps are being extinguished.’
25:9The prudent responded by saying, ‘Lest perhaps there may not be enough for us and for you, it would be better for you to go to the vendors and buy some for yourselves.’
25:10But while they were going to buy it, the groom arrived. And those who were prepared entered with him to the wedding, and the door was closed.
25:11Yet truly, at the very end, the remaining virgins also arrived, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’
25:12But he responded by saying, ‘Amen I say to you, I do not know you.’
25:13And so you must be vigilant, because you do not know the day or the hour.