About the ten virgins. Most things in their situation were equal. They all had lamps, they all waited, and they all got drowsy and slept. The difference was five of them prepared to be in it for the long haul by bringing extra oil. I can’t help but connect the extra oil with the idea of being the light of the world. If we aren’t prepared, our lamp could go out because of lack of fuel. For us, fuel is all those things which keep us connected, or abiding in Christ– prayer, scripture reading and study, and Christ-centered meditation.