The images of lamp and light are very familiar to us. I remember very .clearly that I was introduced to the image of lamps, particularly the story of the ten wise virgins and the ten not so wise early in my convent life. The idea that we are the lamps shine the light of God for others is an awesome responsibility. I am certain that whether or not others see God in our example, is a duty of every believer. I want to be the wise virgin carrying the lamp to greet the Lord and mirror His presence through my life. I pray that when I am not shining he way I should, Godwill make up the difference.