What would you want to be doing in the last seconds of your life?
Would you want to be laughing at a joke? Would you want to be holding or kissing your wife or child? Would you want to be in the middle of amorous activity? Think about it. Where exactly would you want to be in the last moments of your life?
What really makes up a period of time — seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years? What about decades or centuries or millennia?
What if they were all the same, just a space of time, in time? I have thought about this, and in the last moments of my life, what would I want to be doing? Would I want to be helping a stranger? Would I want to be trying to pull someone out of a fire or out of a raging flood? Would I want to be attaching my lips to their lips pushing my air into their lungs? How would I want to spend the last moments of my life?
Would those last moments be for myself or for helping a stranger?
Where is God when you make that ultimate decision? What is your honest motivation, and in those final moments, where is your true and honest spirit?
Are you afraid? Exactly what are you afraid of? What people, books or ideas influence you the most in these moments?
Then there’s the question of, when you lose your life will God recycle your existence as many believe? Will he welcome you into another world? These are more than a few questions that must be answered in a moment of time… where the results can have a lasting effect on your family and their future.
So, I ask again: What would you want to be doing in the last seconds of your life?
Harry Croghan is an artist, photographer, writer and teacher. He can be reached at 740-852-4906 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.