Each of us is making his or her own journey. It might be toward graduation from school. It might be toward marriage or toward a new career. It might be toward improved health, toward retirement or just a matter of trying to survive the stresses of each day.
Whatever it is, time is moving us along. We are unable to stand still in life. If we try, we'll eventually discover that we're going backwards. We know from everyday experience that if it is a better place we're moving toward, we need to adequately prepare ourselves for it.
In our journey through life, there is an event for which we definitely need to prepare. That is the day we are going to meet the Lord. On that day, we will meet the Lord not just in prayer or in the sacraments but in a visible, unmistakable way at the end of life's journey.
The Lord warns us to prepare for that day. He warns us because He loves us and He wants us to share in all the blessings He has for us. Being prepared is not something we can make happen at the last second. It's the way we live our lives in faith and love. It's the way we live our lives every day the way Jesus taught us.
Sincerely in Christ,