Our life is a preparation for death
The proclamation of this ideal, of being always ready to meet the Lord, of being one of the "wise virgins" with a lamp always full of oil, is really the final legacy of Fr. Todd Reitmeyer. On my other blog, and on countless other blogs around, I spoke of his sudden death at 37 years of age on May 24th of this year.
Now, there is an amazing testimony to his life online by his friend Fr. Serna that all should read. It is not depressing, it is a beautiful witness!
The message of Fr. Todd, perhaps the entire purpose of his earthly life, can be summed up in three words - Go To Confession. His life was aimed at reconciling people with God and God with people, and at proclaiming the mercy of God at all times, so that all of us may be prepared at any time to see our Lord. Listen to him. Go to confession.