Since we are only given so much time in this life of ours, let us make better choices in how we play it out day by day.
The Word of God and the Holy Spirit of the Lord will guide us in our daily walk.
Eph 5:6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do not become partners with them; 8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
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When I wrote this, I was thinking of life in general, but the one friend/acquaintance that I met when I moved here, in particular. She just died. I couldn’t help but think of the time when I first met her and she wanted to latch onto me as a friend, when she knew I was a Christian….she called me one day and said, “I don’t know how to say this, but when you talk about Jesus and the bible it makes me uncomfortable”. My response to her was, “Well. Jesus and I are a package deal and that’s just the way it is”. She replied, “We’ll just know each other around the neighborhood then”.
But even after that exchange, she didn’t let go, but was either on my doorstep, calling or emailing me. She claimed to be an agnostic, as well as a non practicing Catholic. Usually, non believers will run from you when they find our you’re a Christian, but it seemed to be the opposite with this woman. However, the the entire time I knew her, she tried to interest me in worldly things and insist that a life well lived was doing what gave one the most sensual pleasure. She read her horoscope daily, collected 4 leaf clovers, and “Pennies from heaven”. It seemed so strange that was her only basis with anything that even resembled “faith”. Anything about God, the bible or Jesus seemed to annoy her.
When she came down with cancer last year, though, I noticed she began burning those Catholic candles one finds on the aisle of the thrift store…non stop.
No one can be sure what her thoughts were those last days, except the Lord, but as far as I know, she never changed her mind, or even seemed to care about anything spiritual….except she mentioned it was important to her that she have a “Catholic funeral”. I didn’t say anything, because I’d already said everything I could reasonably say to her, but I thought to myself, “What good would it do to have a Catholic funeral when one has lived their entire life away from God, and His Son, and free offer of salvation?”