"The Kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom…”

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Gospel Mt 25:1-13

In Jesus description of “The Kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” isn’t it interesting that the Kingdom is likened to an event rather than a place? The virgins did not have to travel far to it, and they do not have to journey to it, the kingdom like the bridegroom will be made present to them where they are. Their obligation is to diligently wait for it, and be prepared to enter into it. It isn’t the journey that is difficult, it’s the patient anticipation and a constant readiness that is the challenge.While it sounds as if not much need to be done to enter the Kingdom of Heaven: isn’t it more difficult  to maintain a constant readiness than to simply reach a milestone on a journey?

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