Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Be Prepared!  Before we start quoting the Boy Scouts motto, being prepared is useful, but not always possible.  Perhaps these five foolish bridesmaids were unprepared, or maybe they had more to do than the other five so-called wise bridesmaids.  And these wise bridesmaids were not so good at sharing their oil.  Isn’t that the essence of the Gospel? Love your neighbor as yourself, give a cup of cold water in my name.  Have a heart, and share your oil.  And what about the bridegroom shutting them out and saying he did not even in know them?  That’s a high price for a lack of preparedness.  I have bad dreams about a lack of readiness, like losing my sermon, , not studying for the biology exam, forget my pants.  On the other hand, my prepared side gets tired of always bailing [...]