Getting Caught

Being among the bridesmaids with no oil is like having a fake ID. Anyone to whom you show that ID will think the name and date of birth printed on the document are truly yours. You’ll have an entirely other identity that might give you access to places you don’t belong. But once the barcode is scanned, the jig is up. The system knows the real from the fake. Punishment and correction follow. Who we say we are has no bearing on who we are in reality. Let us then follow in the steps of Christ, being true sons and daughters of God, with lamps full of oil, so that when he returns, we’re caught doing the right thing.