Home vocation Lecture by Fr. Foeckler (Nov 17, 2017) – Parable of Ten Virgins

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      Foeckler begins with reading the Parable of ten virgins (Matt 25:1-13)

      Once again he reminds us that
      the Bride is referred to Us and the Groom is referred to Jesus.

      There were ten Virgins (five wise and
      five foolish) who had lamps.

      However only five wise virgins were prepared
      and refilled their lamps.  

      While five foolish virgins
      went to buy oil, the Bridegroom came home.

      The parable is clear about
      being ready for the returning of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

      or ‘ light’  is also mentioned
      in other stories in the bible.

      “Let your lamp shine
      before men so that they may see your goodworks and give glory to God”

                                                                                                                                                       (Matt 5:16) 

      “No one after lighting a
      lamp puts in under the cellar or basket but on a stand”

                                                                                                                                                       (Luke 11:33)

      The lamp represents Life. The
      oil represents Good works.

      The thing that makes the lamp
      glow is oil. 

      Therefore the Good works makes our Life shine.
      God wants us to be doing good
      works in our life.

      Just as you see the ‘ring or
      halo’ on top of a saint, it represent the glow from the lamp within his soul.

      The purpose of life is to do
      ALL GOOD we can do in the time we have.

      For example; go to mass,
      confession, pray


                          love God the Father in


                          obey parents

                          be a good student and do
      your best

      This way we are given ‘merit’
      according to our good works from God who gives us through His grace.

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