To understand any of Jesus’ parables we need to identify “one main point.” It’s not helpful to get “wrapped-up” in all the allegorical details. In the early Church there was a kind of feverish expectation for the return, or the second coming, of the Lord. Over time the first Christians began to realize that Christ’s return was not going to occur any time soon. Many began to doubt and get discouraged. Verse 13 helps us to identify this parable’s one main point---When we can appreciate that Christ lives in our hearts, we become less concerned by the day or the hour of his return.