May the God of peace,
who brought up from the dead
the great shepherd of the sheep
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
Jesus our Lord,
furnish you with all that is good,
that you may do His will.
May He carry out in you
what is pleasing to Him
through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever [and ever].
Jesus is describing in this parable the entourage of virgins who would be, in a sense, the first century...equivalent of bridesmaids today.
What Jesus is saying is that we have a situation where on that night of the great feast and of the wedding procession, you have these ten bridesmaids, five of whom were foolish and five wise. And the difference between the two is that the foolish ones didn't have any oil for their lamps.
Are we listening to Wisdom and finding ourselves
in possession of oil and wedding garment?