Consider the uncertainty of the day of your death. O my soul! Thou shalt one day
depart out of this body! But when shall the time be? Shall it be in winter or in
summer? In the city or in the country? By day or by night? Shall it be suddenly
or after due preparation? By sickness or by accident? Shalt thou have leisure to
make thy confession? Shalt thou be assisted by thy spiritual father? Alas! Of
all this we know nothing; one thing only is certain; we shall die, and sooner
than we imagine. –St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life.