The parable of the bridesmaids teaches us to be ready and prepared. Being prepared is not just about having enough oil, it is about the condition of our hearts behind the scenes. How serious do we take our responsibilities to help getting the bride of Christ, the church, ready for when He returns? How much of our daily lives are taken up with distractions and how much of a central role does Jesus play in our hearts and minds? Refocusing on Christ can help us keep our lamps burning till the end.