Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tomorrow We Die!

No my brothers and sisters in Christ, I have not been given a vision of the future, but I can assure each of you that one day my title will come true , and for each of you, and to each and every one of your friends.

"Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we die"

Those words are used twice in the scriptures; once, in the writings of the prophet Isaiah 22:13, and Paul references them later in the New Testament, in 1Cor 15:32. Both times they are in reference to the choice of action for those living a life devoid of hope or meaning, a life apart from God. We see this today as much as we did when they were written, as most folks want Paradise now!, and how dare some old man with a beard keep it from them. Our friends are perishing in the midst's of their plasma screens and Volvo wagons, surrounded by $20 martinis or $5 cups of coffee, in their bulging waste lines or 2 hours a day in the gym, friends who are married watch porn together in search of intimacy and our single friends give away their bodies seeking (a glimpse of ) love . . . . .and in all this they scream to us who know true joy "we are without hope, please show us, please help us!"

"For tomorrow we Die!"

Words that were once a warriors' battle cry, and that I feel we should again use each day as we daily pick up our sword (of Truth). We could die tomorrow, are we ready? Our family could all die tomorrow, are they ready? Our friends could die tomorrow, are they ready?

If you did know that you, or someone you loved, would die tomorrow, what would you do today? Whatever it is, do it, and keep doing it, with the knowledge that God has given you the grace to go into those situations you fear, and the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say (or not to say, which is often the case with me).

"Every day we live, there's a chance to give
Every time we speak, there's a chance for peace
Every day we live, there's a chance

A chance for you, a chance for me
A chance to serve, in a time of need
A chance to live, a chance to tell
A chance to lose yourself
(for somebody else)"
Chance - dc Talk

Time is running out,we now have one less day than yesterday, the kingdom of God is at hand, and in us. Move out troops, there is work to be done.

“...This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come”
Mark 4:26-29

Fast, Pray, and be Joyful, for tomorrow we may die!


1 comment:

Frater said...

Nice reflection, Thanks! The poem made me think...


peace today my friend
Frater