It’s ironic that all of us want to go to heaven, but we don’t want to talk about death. We don't want to die. However, death is real, and everyone will have do experience it to go to heaven. That is why it is important to prepare for is while we are still alive.
Gird you loins and light your lamps.
In the gospel, Jesus said that the servants should gird their loins and light their lamp. Girding the loin in those days meant to be ready for battle, or to simply be ready. And a servant who has a lighted lamp as he waits for the master’s return means that servant is ready, and awake. That’s how we should be. That’s how we should live our lives. Ready. Ready to meet him.
How can we be ready?
We do a lot of things. We pray, that’s good. We go to mass on Sundays and if we have time, probably more than once a week. We read the bible. We confess. We help others with what we h…