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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2011 > Sermon 565 : The Wise and Foolish Virgins : 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    Sermon 565 : The Wise and Foolish Virgins : 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    How do we wait? That is the question addressed by Jesus' parable for today. While we wait for the second coming of the Lord, we should keep our lamps stocked with oil, that is to say, we should pray, study, love, do the works of mercy, and keep vigil. In so doing, we are ready for the arrival of the Bridegroom.
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Praise God...thank you Father Barron. A great reminder for us. As an Overseas Filipino Worker(OFW) in Middle East, Word On Fire is one of my source of oil in lighting up my lamp. God bless you.
11/3/2011 3:05:40 AM
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Brian F
Thank You! Thank you!Thank You!
11/3/2011 8:17:02 AM
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Gracias! Thanks Fr. Robert. God bless you always.
11/3/2011 1:32:23 PM
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Thank you for keeping us grounded! With your weekly homily, we gain more ways to keep the Faith.

God Bless You and everyone involved in your apostolate, Fr. Robert!
11/3/2011 5:01:29 PM
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Great subject Fr. Baron - please check out the painting I commissioned of the same subject - just cut and paste into your browser.
11/3/2011 8:22:51 PM
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I realize my following response may not be appropriate but, nonetheless, I feel compelled to share it:

"Uh oh...Jesus is coming back!"

My reaction entails a bit of a fear, but it mostly adds some excitement to my life.

Excuse me, I need to dust myself off, the house, and get ready... a pretty important guest is coming over to check my house out and I haven't even done the laundry!!
11/3/2011 9:13:56 PM
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fr bosco
Very insightful.
Thank You
11/4/2011 12:40:19 AM
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fr bosco
very good
11/4/2011 12:41:29 AM
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Avila Power
Waiting for the international Catholicism series to arrive. Very exciting. Thank you for uplifting me every week with your homilies
11/4/2011 5:28:09 AM
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Is it possible that the Bridegroom, Our Lord, will tarry until every soul has an opportunity to know Him, to choose Him? St. Faustina and The Divine Mercy Prayers seem to embrace that? God Speed!
11/4/2011 12:49:16 PM
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Dn. Ricardo N. Barragan
Thanks God for my friend that mentioned to me about Fr Barron.
I will be able to enrich my love for others.
11/4/2011 2:27:59 PM
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Elmo Jaya
11/5/2011 11:56:44 AM
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Ruben Nuñez
Thank you Father for the excellent sermon on the foolish and the wise virgins. I designed two graphics based on the readings as a spiritual exercise, as well as wrote a brief reflection based on your homily. I credited you as well. You can see it here.
11/5/2011 1:59:56 PM
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Wonderful as always. But the background music that came up at the end was a distraction. I find a slow transition from homily end to closer by Cardinal George to help your message sink in.
11/5/2011 2:50:06 PM
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Thank you. Please continue and advance. We need God's word and his teachings.

From Malaysia
11/6/2011 12:53:08 AM
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Fr. Barron... love the simplicity of your response, pretty much covers it all. But if I could add, that all any of us have is the present... ALL takes place in the present. The past is gone sealed for all time, the future has not arrived. I try and live in the moment, and do what the Good Lord would expect of me, or as He would do, try anyway. I love that custom at Passover where the Jews have another place set at the table for Elijah in case he should drop in unannounced, that thoughtful act of hospitality, that kind sentiment says it all. I will set another place for Jesus next Easter, and maybe chocolate cake for desert - I think Jesus would love a piece of chocolate cake, He knows what good is, LOL. God Bless you Father Barron, and all who are helping you with Word on Fire.
11/6/2011 8:31:22 AM
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Monica Barkis
Thanks for those inspiring words.
God Bless
11/7/2011 2:29:11 PM
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Your commentary on the gospel for 11/6 ws so much more clear than my parish priest's. I wish you could give him lessons!

Than you for this and for your series Catholicism which I purhcased and am loaning out to my entire family.
11/7/2011 4:23:10 PM
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Richard Wise
Father Thank you so much over the last two years you have changed my life and I am trying to change my family and friends, not sure if they are listening, lets pray and hope
11/7/2011 4:37:45 PM
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Anita Patten
Thank you so very uch for sharing your talents with all of us. I am so up;ifted and set on fire again by your words and insights. Please know you and your minstry are in my prayers and that I look forward to your next teaching
11/8/2011 9:28:43 AM
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Anne B
Dear Father, As a child, I remember struggling with the parable of the Wise & Foolish Virgins. I thought it was rude that the well prepared Virgins wouldn't share their supply, that they were shutting their friends out coldly. Shortly after surviving Hurricane Katrina, I heard the reading again in church, and it's meaning became clearer. We are each responsible for preparing our own soul to meet God, for learning to listen for the Lord's voice. Didn't each one of us have to decide wisely what to bring on evacuation? What to save and what to leave behind? "As for me and my house" we are pressing fresh oil for our lamps every day. Thank you for this reminder, and your faithful flame. Alleluia!
11/14/2011 8:08:13 PM
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