The parable (Mt 25:1-13) ends with “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” People keep looking for signs of the end of the world, even in the Bible. They fail to grasp that all the alleged references to the “Second Coming,” the “Armageddon,” and so on are in fact to each man’s own personal end of the world, namely, his death. “Keep watch,” therefore, because you can almost never predict when you will die or at least when you will acquire a disease (such as cancer) that will allow to predict when you will die with some certainty. The point is not to postpone things you can do now, because you may end up never doing them, if tomorrow you are swimming in the ocean, and everything seems irie, mon, and then a shark bites off your head.

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