I had a disturbing telephone call this afternoon. A neighbor man died today. I had no idea he was sick, although I had noticed that he had not driven by lately on his golf cart as was his daily routine. Apparently two months ago he complained of a cough and sore throat and he started losing weight. His nurse practitioner ordered a CT scan and the result was not good -- cancer spread throughout his body. He was admitted to the hospital and attempts were made to treat him with chemo, but it was too late. His wife brought him home and with hospice care, that's where he stayed until his death today.
There is no escaping death. None of us know what disease will invade out body. We don't know if we will die suddenly or suffer an extended illness, plagued with pain and suffering. We don't know and it's probably best that we don't.
The moral of this story is we need to make the most of each day. We have no guarantee of tomorrow.
If you are a Christian, you know your destination after you leave this world. You can have peace in that knowledge.
But for today, if there is something you want to do -- DO IT. If there is something you need to say to someone -- SAY IT. You may not have tomorrow.