In Jesus’ day, parents arranged marriages far in advance so the couple could prepare in becoming the best partner they could be for their spouse. The man would build them a house, and the woman would make the wedding clothes. The day of the celebration, the whole town would gather for a great feast, which we hear of today.
Those who are unprepared for the night do not get to partake in the festivities. Perhaps Jesus is asking us to check the level of spiritual oil in our reserve. If the level is down, what is draining it? Strained relationships? Material things? What do we need to keep our lamps shining brightly?
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!