By Limaonen; Social Worker, Mokokchung|
One day I happened to attend two different funerals. As I reached the first place I heard people say a lot of negative things about the person who had died. What was even more depressing was that even during the relatives’ funeral speeches they told the people attending not to be like the deceased. Following that funeral I went to attend the second one, the atmosphere there was different. People were talking how unfortunate it was for the family and the society that the person had died.
Our life is like a story book. I doubt many people would want to finish their story in a negative way and be remembered for immorality, hatred, selfishness, pride, corruption and so on.
I wonder, if you or I died today, how would people react?
It’s up to us to write a story with our lives that will teach the next generation greater and more positive things than our own generation has known.
Will we be able to say as Paul said :”I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race” (2 Timothy 4:7)
One day someone might read your life. Will it inspire them to be honest, kind and faithful or will it give them a message of how to be corrupt, immoral, unkind or selfish etc.?
“What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul” (Matthew 16:26a)
Life is short but our story will go on, therefore let us live our life worthy of the calling of God.