Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

In the United States, elementary, high school, and college students are spending hours daily practicing soccer or football.  They aim to be ready for the season.  Do we place as much energy into being ready for heaven?  Does there seem to be an uneven contrast with our preparation for things of this earth and for the next life?  Scripture regularly reminds us to be vigilant as we await the Master.  How can you direct your life more toward readying yourself for Christ’s coming?