Some Thoughts about the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids
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I remember the first time I really paid attention to this parable from Matthew. I was sitting in the basement of my EfM mentor’s home, a great meeting room with comfy couches and a big whiteboard upon which we wrote all kinds of things, complete with arrows and circles and badly drawn stick figures, and I was stuck on defending sharing as a good thing. I couldn’t get past it. Was Jesus really telling us that in the Kingdom of God, people don’t share? Come on. That doesn’t sound right, I said. Surely we ought to share. My mom taught me to share. We learned about it in kindergarten!