Monday, November 03, 2014

Matthew 25:1-13

Year A - Pentecost +22 or Community Practice 22
November 9, 2014

Imagine if this passage was only 1 verse long: “Then the presence of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.”

Does this cover what “heaven” is like—An expectation of joy?

After this verse we are back on “earth” with judgments about good and evil, wise and foolish. This mixing confuses us. By the time we have had 12 verses of division, we have forgotten the basic nature of “heaven”, creative expectation.

May your vision of “heaven” be far greater than the limitations of our ambition to win, particularly when it is dependent upon not sharing the abundance we have.

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