Live now. Love now. Say it now. Do it now. Don’t wait. Many of us get a second chance to appreciate and love on those we cherish. We realize it because we have a scare or a warning, health or otherwise. And we learn the tough lesson. This is your lesson…
27 ‘I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
I’ve been thinking more about our last days. I was contemplating this from the perspective of watching others deal with their last days and this afternoon realized another aspect of last days. Things become more important. Tomorrow we leave to go home. And this afternoon a large cloud hung over the swimming pool. Lucy wanted it to pass. Her sun is so important to her, but even more so today. Why? Because tomorrow we leave.
My friend is battling life threatening illness right now. And it is plain to see what is precious and important to him because he posted amazing family photos on social media as a celebration of his family, the loves of his life.
Remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus? They had died and the rich man saw Lazarus across the chasm reclining in Abraham’s bosom. The rich man was in torment. He would have given anything to go back to earth to tell his loved ones to repent and serve God. Why? He loves them. And it was too late.
Many of us get a second chance to appreciate and love on those we cherish. We realize it because we have a scare or a warning, health or otherwise. And we learn the tough lesson.
Live now. Love now. Say it now. Do it now. Don’t wait.
By the way, the cloud disappeared, revealing and amazing late afternoon sun. May it be that way for my friend and for you…