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I will never forget the story of a famous bishop who spoke to a gathering of ministerial students. He repeated Jesus’ story of the wise and foolish maidens. Then he looked at those young men and challenged them, “Young men, would you rather be in the light with the ten wise maidens or out in the dark with the ten foolish maidens?” Well, the young preachers broke out in laughter and the bishop realized what he had said and joined them to the point that he couldn’t finish his message.

But seriously, the bishop had a point. There are many who would choose the darkness over the light to satisfy their pleasure.