Anticipation, unfortunately, can lead to disappointment.  The earliest followers of Jesus seemed to anticipate that he would return a whole lot sooner than he has.  Jesus anticipated this and gives us a lesson about being prepared in Matthew 25.  While there’s obvious connections to the Jesus’ return, I think there are valuable lessons to be learned from this passage about living everyday life in faith so that we’re ready – whether the call comes in an earth-changing or small seemingly minor way, that we’re ready.