"World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed, dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched." -- REM
Since I no longer watch the news, I'm not privy to current events. However, I do have a facebook page with 397 friends. Some of them still tune in, so I hear stuff. The latest headline is that the world is supposed to end.
Like, tomorrow. Have you heard this?
Harold Camping, Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, says that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the universe five months after that. He had previously predicted that this was going to happen in September 1994.
Well, we're still here. And, chances are, we'll still be here on May 22 too.
I don't know about you, but I'm fairly certain that our planet is not in peril. However, what if?
Can we play what if? What if the world really was going to end tomorrow and all you had was today?
What would you do?
Where would you go?
What would you say?
Are there letters unwritten? Words unspoken? Hugs and kisses withheld? Risks not taken?
I'm sure we all have some loose ends that could use our attention. There is some internal housekeeping that we can take care of. I know I could definitely use some quiet time alone to meditate...contemplate...refresh and regroup.
There's no time like the present. Especially since that's the only guarantee we have.
Maybe Harold Camping is a raving lunatic and none of this end days talk is coming to pass. And, maybe there is a slight chance he has the inside track. Who knows?
Let's just play along. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
Think about it.
Come up with something. Even if it's just ONE thing.
Take a big step of faith and do that thing you need to do.
"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it." -- Leo Buscaglia