I have two friends right now: one with whom I am hardly acquainted, another that I was blessed enough to live with and work for a few summers ago.
Both are dealing with and fighting extreme cancers.
Both have families.
Both are under the age of fifty.
My friend Kim Ledford and I would always joke. I’d ask her, “How was your day?” She’d say, “Could have been better. I could have met Jesus today.”
I would alway laugh and say, “I can’t meet him yet! I have things I want to get done.” I am sure that I will be saying that at 30…40…70. I have heard you never really get your priorities straight until you are told exactly how long you have to live. That’s when everything comes into focus.
I know that my friends are both spending many of their waking hours with friends and family. I am sure they are out doing the things that they have been wanting to do, but have been letting life get in the way.
I got thinking on this because of a video that I found on facebook about a guy named Zac. Here is his story.
I don’t know what this post is supposed to do. Or what I am encouraging myself and others to do… Straighten out our priorities, yeah. Remember those in similar situations, of course. But I feel like there is something deeper going on inside me as I listen to Zac, as I think of my friends, as I think about the prospect of my own priorities being re-aligned by some event.
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