A lamp trimmer on a ship specialized in maintaining oil lamps and a poorly trimmed wick resulted in a flame that was dim and smoky. Jesus told the Parable of the Ten Virgins, “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps” (Matt 25:6-7 NIV). The virgins could have simply roused from their sleep, grabbed their lamp and went out to meet the bridegroom with a dim light. However, they took care to trim their lamps so that the flame would burn bright and clear. We know that Jesus, the Bridegroom, is at the door…I suspect that some of us have dim lights and it would behoove us to trim the wicks of our lamps.