21st Week in Ordinary Times : Friday, 27th August 2021

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 25:1-6, 8-9, 13

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten  bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.”

The foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.”

So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus said, ‘Stay awake, because you do not know either the day or hour.’ Reflect on these words.


  • Bring yourself into prayer and imagine yourself dying. You have only one more hour to live. What thoughts come to your mind?


  • Now imagine yourself standing before Jesus at the moment of death. What is Jesus saying to you? What will be your response?