20 November 2011

Homily for the Last Sunday in the Church Year

We round out the Church Year by hearing Jesus' Parable of the Ten Virgins (Bridesmaids) from Matthew 25:1-13. There's so much in this wonderful Gospel reading on which to preach! Should the preacher focus on the wisdom vs. the folly? The lamps and the oil? Why do the wise bridesmaids not share? (And if they had, would any of them have been ready for the Bridegroom's return?)

Today's homily focus on the door - yes, the door itself. "Which Side of the Door" will you be on, when all is said and done? That theme does weave its way through the Scriptures. Our Lord Jesus certainly has opened the door of everlasting life for us, and yet that door will be closed - for some - on the Last Day.

To listen to "Which Side of the Door," just click here and download the audio file.

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