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Ten bridesmaids waiting for the groom

Five bridesmaids are ready for the groom.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Hindi
The kingdom of heaven is like what happened one night when ten young women took their oil lamps and went to a wedding to meet the groom. <br/>Five of them were foolish and five were wise. – Slide 1
The foolish ones took their lamps, but no extra oil. The ones who were wise took along extra oil for their lamps. <br/>The groom was late arriving, and the young women became drowsy and fell asleep. – Slide 2
Then in the middle of the night someone shouted, ‘Here's the groom! Come to meet him!’ <br/>When the women got up and started getting their lamps ready, the foolish ones said to the others, ‘Let us have some of your oil! Our lamps are going out.’ – Slide 3
Those who were wise answered, ‘There's not enough oil for all of us! Go and buy some for yourselves.’ <br/>While the foolish ones were on their way to get some oil, the groom arrived. – Slide 4
The five who were ready went into the wedding, and the doors were closed. – Slide 5
Later the others returned and shouted, ‘Sir, sir! Open the door for us!’ <br/>But the groom replied, ‘I don't even know you!’ <br/>Jesus then said,’ So, my disciples, always be ready! You don't know the day or the time when all this will happen.’ – Slide 6
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