Wednesday--Fifteenth Week after Pentecost Morning Meditation by St. Alphonsus Liguori PREPARATION FOR DEATH I. PREPARE AT ONCE. Would not that general be thought mad who did not begin to lay in stores of provisions and arms till the city was besieged by the enemy? And the captain of the ship insane who neglected to provide anchors and cables till overtaken by the storm? Such, precisely, is the folly of the Christian who waits till the hour of death to settle the affairs of his conscience.