A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of
sudden death. "We will all die some day," the leader of the
discussion said, "and none of us really knows when, but if we did
we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that
inevitable event." Everybody nodded their heads in agreement with
"What would you do if you knew you only had 4 weeks of life
remaining before your death, before your Great Judgment Day?" the
leader asked the group.
"For those 4 weeks, I would go out into my community and minister
the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted Jesus into their
lives." one gentleman said.
"A very admirable thing to do," said the group leader. And all
the group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.
"For those 4 weeks, I would dedicate all of my remaining time to
serving my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater
conviction," one lady said enthusiastically.
"That's wonderful!" the group leader commented, and all the group
members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.
One gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly. " For those 4
weeks, I would travel throughout the United States with my
mother-in-law in a Ford Escort, and stay in a Motel 6 every
Everyone was puzzled by his answer. "Why would you do that?" the
group leader asked.
"Because," the man smiled sarcastically, "it would be the longest
4 weeks of my life."