Friday, August 31, 2012
Feast of Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Good morning. It isn’t anything they did; no it was what they didn’t do. The five foolish bridesmaids weren’t evil or wicked, just neglectful. So too it is with us sometimes. How often do we fail to do things for others? How often do we overlook or even choose not to do things we could do for our spouse. Today’s Gospel reading is about being prepared to do the good that sets there waiting for us to do. The five foolish bridesmaids were neglectful, and because they failed to look beyond themselves they were left out of the wedding banquet. So it is for us, if we fail to look beyond our own wants and needs we too will miss the party. How often do we find ourselves saying: “I was meaning to.” In the end, meaning to won’t cut it. What is it they say: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” So, let us not overlook the opportunities to do something for our spouse, and may we all one day dance with God. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Raymond Nonnatus.
Posted by Donald Gatwood at 5:26 AM