Thinking About Death
I think about death. Every day now.
No, I honestly don’t think this cancer is going to kill me, but the cold reality is that it could. Or some other cancer in the future, or heart attack, or accident . . . or whatever. The truth is, all of us are going to die and, whether we like it or not, we should think about that.
It even says so in the Bible. Yes, it does. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, We must all die, and everyone living should think about this.
When you go through something like cancer it causes you to think about death. And thinking about death raises some interesting questions. How have I lived? Who have I influenced? Where have I left the fingerprints of my life? Could I be doing more? And what? How? Where?
Thinking about death causes you to think about life, to take inventory, as they say.
Talk to anyone who’s faced something traumatic or life-threatening. It’ll be an eye-opening experience. Their perspective on life and death is much different. Life is so much more precious because death is so much more real . . . and imminent.
These are the issues that arise when you think about death. Life and death.
Think about it.