Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”
There’s no substitute for being ready or prepared. For example, death this the most dreaded occurrence that no one wants to experience but whether we like it or not it will come to us we just don’t know when.
Being ready gives us that sense of security that whatever comes our way we are prepared to accept it simply because we have been preparing for it for so long.
This is what the gospel is telling us today, we who are all servants of God should always be prepared for any eventualities that may come our way. The best preparation that we can do is to always be in-touch with God through the Sacraments, prayers and by our perpetual attendance at Holy Mass.