Jesus Christ called Saul, who persecuted (killed and imprisoned) His followers, to be a great evangelist and writer of the New Testament. Paul died unto himself and we are called to do the same. Alleluia.
When we gather for mass it shouldn't be based on the "fulfilling a weekly obligation." But on the desire to be in communion with our brothers and sisters, forming the Body of Christ, to give praise and Glory to the Father. And in turn, loved and nourished until we can gather again. Amen.
We prepare for many things. When we wake in the morning the thought of our untimely death may cross our minds; but how about the thought: Today could be the day, Jesus Christ returns. Are we prepared for that?