The Post a Day topic today is about how I would use the last sixty minutes of my life if I found out that was all I had left of this life on earth.
I’ve always found this thought to be bit of a conundrum. If there are things I would do differently because I knew that I only had an hour left to live, why the heck aren’t I doing them now… when, unbeknownst to me, the next sixty minutes really could be my last minutes on earth.
Maybe the better question would be just that… what are things I would do if I found out I had an hour to live that I should be doing now whether I have sixty minutes or sixty years left on this earth?
In no particular order:
1. I would repent of all my sins. I know this isn’t a popular notion, because no one wants to admit that they sin. I love to imagine that I have my act completely together and living like Christ. I am afraid that faced with my last sixty minutes I wouldn’t be so cocky about how awesome I think I am.
What this means now: Being aware of my own selfish heart and all the trouble it gets me into and keeping my accounts short.
2. I would forgive people. I have this self-righteous, judgmental Pharisee that comes out when I feel slighted or offended. How dare people be so rude! In the grand scope of eternity, what will it matter if I died being mad at you and you never knew?
What this means now: Who am I withholding forgiveness from and why is it so important that I continue?
3. I would show my husband I love him. Before your mind goes to the bedroom, let me remind you that sex does not love prove. I would listen to him… all the way to the end of each sentence. I know I jump into the middle of his sentences assuming that he means something he doesn’t and this tends to lead to some intense “conversations” in which I am more wrong than right but feel compelled to prove just the opposite.
I am always putzing and busy just to be busy when what I could really do is sit still and be still and just be with him.I would give him my undivided attention. I would rub his feet. I would listen to Neil Diamond with him… without making wise cracks (this would have to be a desperate act of love!). I would tel him over and over and over how much he means to me and why. I would pray for him.
What this means now: I’d better get busy!
4. I would thank those who have made me who I am and loved me anyway!
What this means today: THANK YOU!
Now it’s your turn… what would you do?