All we have is the present. So why do we spend all of our mental energy on the past and the future?
Father Jonathan puts a unique spin on today's Gospel as he cautions us that Paul is not speaking of the future or the past when he admonishes us to be ready. He doesn't mean get ready sometime in the future. He doesn't mean "did you prepare yesterday?". He means find some silence, stay in this moment, put on the life-upending commitment to Jesus right now. And then do it again in the next moment. Repeat as required.