Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Monday, October 31, 2005

The Kingdom of God is like Florida Power & Light

Well, SORTA.

After getting whacked by Hurricane Wilma, we lost power for a week. We checked in with Florida Power & Light who kept telling us that we WOULD have power...at some point. This, combined with the Gospel reading for yesterday's Mass (St. Matthew 25:1-13), got me thinking.

This is like the coming of God's Kingdom. We do not know when, or how or where we will be when it comes...but we know it IS coming and that we must be ready. The problem is often thought of readiness, but actually it is of belief in the eventuality. In the parable, the foolish maidens didn't take enough oil because they either thought the bridegroom wasn't REALLY coming or because they thought the bridegroom would get there at their convencience. Oops.

Scripture tells us the day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night. (St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians, 5:2 if you wanna check) So let's be prepared.

-J.