"The goods of this world appear great, but they are nothing: like a dream, which lasts but a little and afterward vanishes, they are enjoyed but a short time."
"My brother, give yourself then to God before death comes upon you. Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly (Eccles. 9:10). What you can today, defer not till tomorrow; for a day one passed never returns, and tomorrow death may come, and prevent you from ever more being able to do good. Detach yourself instantly from everything which removes, or can remove, you from God. Let us instantly renounce in affection the goods of this earth, before death strips us of them by force. 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord ' (Revelation14: 13)." - St. Alphonsus Liguori: Preparation for Death