Sunday, November 6, 2005
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
The wise are not thinking of themselves but of the bridegroom. There must be light throughout the marriage feast. Dividing the oil might prevent that. But behold the bridegroom cometh, and there is no oil to buy at midnight. Better to greet him with no oil than to go away. If you are foolish enough to bring no oil, at least be present with the others. Do not let the door be shut and you outside.