A Bible study group was discussing one of those awkward topics, the unforeseen possibility of sudden death.
“We will all die some day” said the leader of the discussion group.
Several of the other members nodded their heads, signalling that they too understood the truth that life can’t go on forever and that we all have to die someday, we just don’t know where or when it will happen.
The discussion group leader continued, “None of us really knows when where or how we will die, but if we did, we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event”.
This time everybody in the room nodded their heads in agreement with this comment.
“What would you do if you knew that you only had four weeks of life remaining before your death, before your Great Judgment Day?” the leader asked the group.
One gentleman stood up and replied, “For those 4 weeks, I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted Jesus into their lives”.
“A very admirable thing to do”, the group leader said.
All of the group members agreed that this would be a very good thing to do.
A middle aged lady then stood up. “For those four weeks, I would dedicate all of my remaining time to serving my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater conviction” she said enthusiastically.
“That’s wonderful!” the group leader commented.
Again, all the group members agreed that this would be a very good thing to do.
One gentleman who was sitting at the back finally spoke up loudly. “For those four weeks, I would travel throughout the United States with my mother-in-law in a Ford Fairlane and we would stay in a Motel 6 every night”.
Everyone in the group was taken by surprise and intrigued by his answer.
“Why on earth would you do that?” the group leader asked him.
“Because”, the man smiled sarcastically, “that would be the longest four weeks of my life”.
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