What are we waiting for? The five foolish virgins in our Gospel parable ought to be prepared for the wedding feast. They are the bridesmaids awaiting the groom. Greeting the groom is their big responsibility, yet for some reason these five are not prepared. Why not? Who or what else are they waiting for?
Jesus is trying to get our attention and help us prepare for heaven. We are the ones expecting His arrival (the Second Coming) and we must be prepared. This means doing the work of becoming holy now, here, in this life.
Far too often we seem to treat our relationship with God as something we'll take care of when we're done having fun in life. "When I get old and bored, then I'll repent and follow Jesus." Is this our real plan? We know not the day or the hour when Christ will call us!
Stay awake and be prepared now, just in case. We don't want to miss out on heaven.