In this last month of the Christian year, the church year, we have
been listening to Jesus’ parables about the last times, and his last acts.
How are we to regard our gifts, in the parable of the Talents. How we
are to regard religious leaders, the Pharisees, doing what they say but not
what they do. How we are to be ready for the bridegroom, with our
lamps trimmed and burning.