But there are the "wise ones" who must be present during the last days, the "prophets" who have to develop all this stuff and then share it with others, so that's the difference.
My, my, we are full of ourselves, aren't we? Spare me the condescension, please, including ending your post to me with the trite and overused phrase "have a nice day." You sound extremely arrogant as you loftily "explain" parables and prophecies, which is EXACTLY the trap the Pharisees fell into, which is EXACTLY my point of this whole thread. The organization of Jehovah's Witnesses has gotten so caught up in discerning each little comma that it is missing the point of Jesus' message: love. I'm not saying we should stick with the simple things always, but after five meetings a week, two circuit assemblies a year, and one district convention each year, it is very easy to get caught up in the minutia and it never hurts to go back to basics. That's the way PEOPLE get overlooked.
So, ask yourself this, please: what did I do today to help someone else? And I mean in a physical way, not just instructing them in the proper interpretation of the wise and foolish virgins. Here's your assignment: look around your congregation and find the most lonely individual there, someone no one talks to, and invite that person for a meal. You may save their life now, in this system of things, and that's important too.
As for not calling me a foolish virgin, I can tell you right now that I am neither foolish nor a virgin, and if I had a little hot oil you might be surprised and chagrined where it would end up.