We live in a broken world. Racism, famine, shooting, porn. None of this was God's plan for creation. But we can be part of the Kingdom of God, right now. With Jesus, there is no shame or condemnation. We have been forgiven, for the purpose of showing that forgiveness to others. As Citizens of Heaven we are to be ambassadors of reconciliation, or forgiveness.
When Jesus comes, we are called to be ready. The biggest barrier is complacency. We can get so caught up the mundane routine of life, the we can miss the Kingdom of God.
When Jesus comes, be ready. If you wait to get ready when he comes, it's too late. Don't focus on avoiding where you don't want to go; focus on where you want to go.