Wow. I couldn’t have said it better. These words come to me at the perfect time. I recently lost my Mom. I wish I had read this before she left this world. I didn’t get that chance, but maybe someone else will.
Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
I realize that this isn’t news to you.
You’re probably not receiving it as a particularly profound idea.
I know you know this reality; that your brain understands it, but I guess I thought your heart needed to be reminded today.
Forgetting is sometimes our greatest failure, our most grievous sin.
People will die today.
People are dying now.
Thousands will simply and stunningly cease to breathe, in the time it takes to read this; fathers, wives, children, friends, mentors, co-workers, neighbors.
Their hearts will beat, and then they will not.
They will be here, and then the hereafter.
For most of the people who die today and those who love them, they won’t see it coming.
The majority of them won’t wake up thinking, “This is the last time I’ll do this.”
They won’t consider that this will be their last trip around the sun, or to work, or to the…
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