A Reminder of Our Mortality
I was reminded of my mortality the other day, in a way that hit a little too close to home.
Unfortunately, it is that time of the year and I came down sick and I was feeling mighty groggy. Whoopie! So, I began driving into work like I normally do. For the most part, my drive is fairly simple, I take back country roads for about 90% of my drive. I don’t have to worry about traffic.
There is one left turn that is no fun. It is crossing from one major country road to another, and you have to be careful time wise because cars are zooming past at about 60 miles per hour. When I stopped I looked left and saw 2 cars that would be making a right where I currently was. I looked right and saw that the car approaching was also going to make a left at where I was. Obviously, the cars making a right were of no worry to me, and the car making a left was far enough away that I could go. Before I started to accelerate, I heard something deep down that said “there’s another car”. I started to go regardless, and as I began to pull out, looking to the left, there was a 3rd car in between the two cars making a right. I didn’t even see it.
Needless to say, I stopped, and backed up.
Why am I sharing this with you? Because, I realized at that moment that I could have been hit, on the driver’s side at about 60 miles per hour. I could have died. Granted, I didn’t. But, we do not know when God is going to call us forth from this life into the next. Is your soul prepared? I honestly don’t think I would have been ready, but of course, it doesn’t matter if we are ready or not, because when God finally takes us from this Earth, we will be judged based on what is on our souls at that minute. If you’re in mortal sin, you won’t be having a good time, as unconfessed mortal sin can and more than likely will lead to Hell. This isn’t my rule, this is Christ’s rule.
Go to confession, and lead a faithful life, to Christ and His Church.