In today’s scripture Jesus is giving different examples to help the disciples understand what the Realm of Heaven is like. It’s like the story of ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom . . . Jesus warns that we cannot know when we will be called upon to meet God, so what do we need to do to ensure we will be ready? Could we live more and more of our lives as if today was the day? How would that change the way we spend our time, the priorities we focus on, the choices we make?