I have been meditating on death for some time now. Death, I have concluded, is a serious business. It is the end of your "written record" here on Earth. After we die, we can longer merit. We can no longer repent from mortal sin. We can no longer go to Confession.
Man, that is very frightening. May God have mercy on me and my readers and may we all die in the state of grace.
“You must not be greatly troubled about many things, but you should care for the main thing — preparing yourself for death.”
-St. Ambrose of Optina