Weddings have always been a wonderful celebration. At the time of Jesus, they would celebrate for days. Weddings weren’t at a specific place and time.
According to custom, the groom would go to the bride’s house to negotiate with her father. Then the groom would bring the bride to his home, and the celebrating would begin. On their way to the groom’s home, the couple was met by ten virgins carrying lamps. The wise virgins were prepared for whatever might happen, whereas the foolish ones used no foresight at all.
The gospel tells us about ten virgins awaiting the groom, five who fully prepared and five who weren’t. Jesus is teaching us to be prepared for when He comes a second time and we face our final judgment. We don’t know when that day will be. Let’s listen to the teachings of Christ and follow what He asks of us. So that whenever that day might be, we’ll be prepared for our final judgment and can receive the gift is eternal life.
Sincerely in Christ,