A widow’s husband was about to be buried. Family, relatives and friends gathered at the funeral home for the wake.
When the pallbearers were carrying the casket out of the funeral parlour, they accidentally bumped it against the exit door, and lo and behold the man came back to life.
Some years later the husband died again. This time, following the prayers at the mortuary, the widow looked at the pallbearers, as they were bringing the casket out, and said to them, “Go slow and pay attention. Please, make sure you don’t hit the door again!”
Monk and author Thomas Merton once said that in considering any important decision in life, and certainly in considering our priorities in life, it’s imperative to “consult our death.”
Remembering that we all have an expiration date can help us live our lives to the fullest.