One evening I presented a question to family and a close friend. I asked them, if they had only one more week to live on this earth, what would they do with that week? I also asked and answered the question myself.
The results were nothing less than what I already expected. However, a new thought came to mind when it comes to the conditioning of the human race. Before we get to that, let me just disclose a small portion of the answers.
Love and sex/sexuality were the epitome of the answers given. Some doused their imaginative week with giving the most love to Jesus Christ. Others placed their love on their children as their center of attention for that last week….giving them the greatest memories before entering into death. Some reached into the pocket of desires of the flesh rather than matters of the heart and soul….after being asked, what would you do?
“That woman”….one jokingly responded, with their fantasy girl in mind.
After they answered that random question…some giving it much thought, while others wasting no time, one universal question was asked and one universal statement was made.
Question 1: “What made you ask that?”
Statement 1: “That is a pretty serious question.”
After asking this question and receiving my answers, I understood more, that we were designed to create life and take complete satisfaction and pleasure in it, and we were designed to love life. Love and Life. Neither of the two can go without one another, and when they do, we see the difference between….
Sin and Salvation.
But this is not the point that I want to make. We are so conditioned to set our minds on life, living, enjoying it, making the most out of it, making things happen, but our focus is never on “death”. The inevitable day we ALL partake in. Our departure with our flesh and our fleshly desires, the separation of our spirit from the body, the moment we walk into a life that will not have an ending.
You can call this morbid if you’d like, but we are living life, plainly stated, as a preparation for where we will live once we die. Living to the fullest, has no purpose, if we do not even know if we want to spend eternity in Heaven or spend it in Hell. Some people do not even believe that there exists, a Heaven or a hell. So they just “live”, and then they just “die” , but, there are only two places to go. So I would call that a waste of living, if it is in ones mind that nothing even exists in the end, but everyone’s ending lands in the same two places, and lies solely on how we live life, while we are yet living the first life.
I do not believe my question is as serious as this one;
“Where do you want to spend eternity at, after your last week on earth is over?”
I ask that question with no judgements…no pre-judgements, nothing, knowing that we are all human. It is a lot to wrap ones mind around, but it is like that conversation about life insurance, you do not want to have it, but you have to have that talk. It is the ULTIMATE conversation about life insurance. We are all not that different from one another.
So, I present to you, the same question…
If you had only one more week to live on this earth, what would you do with your final week?