Besides being a reference to the end of the world, there is a more immediate meaning for us. If the bridegroom represents Christ, then each of us, at one time or another, is either a wise or foolish bridesmaid depending on our actions. The point is that all life is a celebration. Each day we await for Christ to appear in our life. How? In the people that enter our lives on a daily basis. In other words, each of you is Christ to me, and I never know when you are going to enter my life. So, the question becomes: will I be prepared to greet you?