Posted on Nov 19, 2019

17 November 2019

Patricia Schultz is a best selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

In the book she chronicled the incredible sights to see and places to be

before we die–just in case we didn’t have our own list of those places.

In explaining why she wrote the book, Schultz cited Mark Twain who said,

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by

the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”

As we approach the end of the Church year–next weekend is the last in this Lucan cycle,

the author presents a Jesus who speaks about ultimate concerns.

Jesus wants us to reflect on not only the things we’ve done,

but on the things we haven’t done–and yet need to do.

This weekend he speaks specifically about two things.

First we are to give testimony–

That is whatever circumstances we’re in-

by what we do, we will give a testimony to him.

He doesn’t say we should do this, he says we will.

Second, he says that we need to persevere.

How do we do that–most likely by figuring out the things we have

not yet done that we need to do before we die.

So, that really is the question of the week.

Not the exotic–what wonderful places to I want to see before I die.

But, what do I yet have to do to secure my life–not this one, but the one to come?