Their lamps are going out.
Spot on analogy! And many of the long-time J.W.'s are sighing and groaning at the worrying transformation of their dearly beloved organization.
Just heard that there's going to be some chopping of elders in our congo. Lights are dimming.
One is very old. His lamp has no problem financially, as he was 'up there' in the wage area in 'Satan's world' due to getting education and a good position in a booming business years ago, before the Watchtower was so diligent in snuffing out lamps.
Another elder that looks slated for the heap just moved here to serve blah blah blah, and they heaped the work on him. He is stretched financially. He had big dreams.
Funny thing when you live your life like a foolish virgin, you fall down a lot more in the dark.