In the parable of the 10 virgins, Jesus teaches us to be ready for the final wedding described in the scriptures...the wedding feast of the Lamb. There, Jesus will receive his bride, the Church, into the eternal wedding feast of heaven. How are we to get ready? The lamps the 10 virgins carry in the parable are symbolic for us. By living in the fire of God's love (Hebrews 12:29), and nourishing our lives lived with God through the oil of devotion, we are made ready for Jesus, the bridegroom (Mark 2:19).