I was only a boy scout for one day. The meeting time conflicted with religious education classes, and so I was not able to be a boy scout. I did learn enough that first day, however, to know that being prepared is an important motto. Boy scouts always make sure they have what they need. In rain or snow, sun or cold, boy scouts had what they needed.
Being prepared is a good motto for the spiritual life too. We must always be ready to have whatever it is that Jesus wants to give us. We must be ready for whatever moments he is present. How do we do this? We do this by being ready in prayer, in the sacraments, at Mass, and in all other ways our prayer life can be strengthened. And when we do this, it is at those times that we find ourselves prepared.