Commentary on the Gospel of
One has to admit, the wise bridesmaids are far less attractive characters than the others! If you were really stuck, you would be more likely to get help from one of those foolish bridesmaids than from any of the wise ones. Jesus himself had a partiality for the weak, the sick, the wounded, the strayed, the lost as the model for his “lost sheep” parable. The point of this parable of the bridesmaids is readiness. Jesus was continuously telling people to wake up and stay awake.