Saturday, August 28, 2010
Scripture Saturday--Spiritual Diligence and Wisdom
Both she and St. Monica, whose feast was yesterday, lived out the faith even when it was difficult.
The first reading from Corinthians asks "Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength."
Jesus then tells us in the Gospel from Matthew, "Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour."
The wise virgins made sure they had enough oil to last them the night. When the bridegroom came, they were ready. Do we have enough "oil" to "last the night"? Do we avail ourselves of the Sacraments, sacred reading and prayer to fill our own lamps with holy oil in anticipation of a long, dark night ahead?
Today's "wisdom" is self serving and transitory. Strength and diligence is necessary for the wisdom that comes from God.