Here's this week's Bible reflection -

So some had extra oil for their lamps and others didn’t.
But then, some authorities, who were really bothered that, not only did anyone at all have lamps, but that they were there waiting at all, came in and took all the fuel for the lamps because, they said, the lamps were dangerous.
And in other places, the authorities came and tried to push the lamps out. They tried to remove the lamps because they, all of a sudden, and after rarely, if ever, doing it before, needed to do a thorough cleaning of the places the lamps lit. They also decided to pass rules that no one could keep their lamps trimmed and burning past a particular hour.
In some cases, they violently broke the lamps. 
But for every obstacle meant to dim or snuff out the lamps, the lamps burned brighter. The lamps simply couldn’t be extinguished.
The lamps were, are, and will continue to be trimmed and burning.

Update:  Here's a "Blues in Black and White" version of the spiritual, "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" - recorded in a storage garage.

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