August 28th Memorial of St. Augustine

1Thess. 4:1-8
Mt. 25:1-13
The parables of the kingdom help us learn not only about God but also about ourselves. In this parable of the Ten Virgins we see that five were wise and five were foolish. The wise were wise because they made provision for the future and the others were foolish because they bore no thoughts of the need for extra oil. Hence Jesus asks that we “watch”, be on the lookout. As Christians we are all on one long wait for the arrival of the “hour” and as Jesus said, no one really knows. The “hour” for which we wait can be the final summons of our creator or it can be the glorious coming of the Savior. But the most important this in this waiting episode is to watch and watching when we do not know the time or duration can be tedious and burdensome. To make it easier, the Lord comes to us every day, He comes in his word when the word of God is addressed to us and He come in the Eucharist when we receive his very body and blood. These comings help us to anticipate and prepare for the future final coming by developing the oils of faith, hope and love so that the lamp of our lives can shine brightly for all to see and the glory be given to God our Father. St. Augustine whose memorial we celebrate today was not a virgin but he had the oils of faith, hope and love. His works in theology has inspired so many and his life of conversion is a testimony of his to his commitment to the master. It is this conversion and commitment that makes us bear fruits in plenty.
Rev. Fr. Israel Inaede
St. Peter Chaplaincy Oleh

One Response to August 28th Memorial of St. Augustine

  1. Hosting says:

    He became a Duke when he was only thirty-three and lived a happy, peaceful life with his wife Eleanor and their eight children. Francis de Sales was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567.

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