Being Church Means Being Prepared

The Boy Scouts tell us to be prepared. As it turns out, so does Matthew 25:1-13. We need to stay awake and have enough oil for our lamps for when the Bridegroom, Christ, arrives. Part of this is talking about the end time being ready because Christ’s return could come at any hope. The other part is that as the Kingdom of God is something we participate in now, we need to take care of ourselves, spiritually, physically, emotionally, so that we are ready to care for others.