Famous Last Words

Today has been a tough day for many I work with.  Gerry died unexpectedly Sunday night.  He will be missed by all. 

As I have gone through the morning, I have listened to people remark about Gerry and the shock.  It’s interesting to me in almost every conversation people mentioned the last time they talked with Gerry or the last time they saw him.  I received a phone call this morning before work to let me know and I did the same thing… my first thought was of him sitting in my office this past week and the conversation we had. 

I understand it is unrealistic to live our lives thinking each conversation we have with someone may be our last.  Be we really need to be reminded of the importance of our lives and what we do with them.  Our actions and our words matter.  They do have a lasting effect on people.  Unfortunately, we don’t think about that until someone dies. 

Perhaps the most famous and powerful last words to ever been heard by human kind were by Jesus.  In John 19:30, Jesus said, “‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

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