In asking a fellow priest about the prudence of commentary here on Arise! we both spoke of the Lord’s supreme prudence in taking whips and cleansing the temple.
We then discussed the five prudent virgins (φρόνιμοι) vs the five imprudent virgins (μωραὶ), you remember them, with the lamps which either had or didn’t have oil, that is, the charity of fiery Holy Spirit. Recall that the prudent virgins with extreme intensity of sarcasm suggested to the imprudent virgins that they should just go to the shop where God’s charity is sold and buy some of the that charity. And. They. Do. Idiots. One can’t buy God’s charity. This wasn’t baiting them to do something that they were entrapped into doing as if they would not otherwise do it. This was just getting the imprudent virgins out of the faces of the prudent virgins. It’s what they would do anyway because that’s where they are already.
In the end, this priest friend of mine summed it all up and said: “Be the virgo prudens!”