Today we commemorate Jesus’ presence in Jerusalem two days after his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday, and the Cleansing of the Temple on Monday. During this time period Jesus focused teaching important final lessons, including several beloved and powerful parables that have endured through the centuries.
Jesus continued to visit the temple each day, and on this day he taught parables both inside the temple, and on the temple mount. Some of his parables chastised the hypocrites and praised those who are repentant and humble, including the Parable of the two Sons, the Wicked Husbandmen, the Wedding of a King, and perhaps one of the most beloved, the Widow’s Mite.
Jesus also gave particular emphasis on preparing for when he would come again, most notably is the Parable of the Ten Virgins.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh. – Matthew 25:13
A General Conference talk by Elder Dallin H. Oaks entitled Preparation for the Second Coming provides a wonderful summary of this parable. Elder Oaks also explains how this parable applies to each of us.
Watch or read the full talk here.
Will you be prepared? – MoSop