Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 181- Six Months to Live

A friend of mine notified me yesterday that his dad has been given six months to live. I spent most of my day thinking about how to handle such a situation. Since it was fresh on my mind, I decided to ask a man grilling hamburgers outside of his home what he thought about this unfortunate news.

Me: Pardon me, sir. I don't mean to bother you, but I have a very deep question to ask. Do you have time?

Keith: Sure.

Me: Someone I know has just been given six months to live. What would you want to tell him?

Keith: Hmm. That's a tough question. I guess I would tell him to enjoy life while he is still here.

Me: Do you believe in life after death?

Keith: I do.

Keith and I talked about the things of God and in the end I shared the gospel with him. I asked a very personal question and Keith was a very personable guy. He told me his work schedule and invited me to stop by if I ever needed anything. I think that we would be surprised by the actions of others if we Christians were honest with what is on our minds. I believe we would also discover that opportunities to share Christ would increase as we tear down the façade that everything is always rosy.

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