“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.”
Heavenly Father, in this season of Advent, make us like the wise virgins who had oil in their lamps – not the foolish virgins who waited until the bridegroom arrived. Come into our hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who came at Christmas and is coming again. Amen.