Today at Mass we heard the Parable of the Ten Virgins from Matthew 25 read. The five wise virgins all got their lamps ready waiting for the arrival of the bridegroom, while the five foolish ones didn't even have enough oil for their lamps. When the bridegroom came unexpectedly late at midnight, those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him, while the other virgins who went off to buy oil came back late and found that the door to the feast already locked. When they knocked on the door, the Lord did not even recognize them. What a terrible thought ~ to be locked out and turned away by God! Jesus' lesson is that we need to stay awake and be ready in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. The superior way is to embrace God's love with all your heart now, then getting locked out or not needn't be a concern anymore.