How are you? No really? How is your soul? Are you able to take care of yourself? Or are you feeling empty?
Today we hear a difficult parable from Jesus. At first read it can seem like all that it is about is who is out and who is in. The foolish are out and the wise are in. I would hope it is not that black and white and I don’t believe it is. When I read this I couldn’t take my mind off of the importance of the oil. If a lamp only has a little oil it won’t burn very long. If it is totally empty it won’t burn at all.
How about you? Is your lamp full or empty? Jesus wants you to know that there is plenty of God’s love to fill you up again. He wants you to go to him and ask for the Holy Spirit to fill you up.
Times have been tough and many are feeling depleted. If your lamp is full right now, how about sharing some of your oil with someone who is feeling empty?
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