To be prepared for something can mean a variety of things.
In the Gospel today, Jesus is telling his disciples to be prepared for an hour you do not expect the Son of Man to come. Peter goes on to ask Christ if what He is saying is meant for just the disciples or, in fact, everyone. Christ does not provide us with an example so that we can better understand His response. Instead, His answer infers that some of us have a fear of dying.
Preparing for the inevitability of death is something that may not be easy but it is, indeed, necessary. If we accept the light of Christ and continue to walk with Him by receiving Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist then we will never be afraid.
How are we to prepare for meeting Jesus? Are we afraid or are we embracing the light which comes from His path of salvation?
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!