A man died. When he realised it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in His hand.
God said, “Alright son, it’s time to go.”
Surprised, the man responded, “Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…”
“I’m sorry, but it’s time to go.”
“What do you have in that suitcase?” The man asked.
God answered. “Your belongings.”
“My belongings? You mean my things, my clothes, my money.”
God answered. “Those things were not yours. They belonged to the earth.”
“Is it my memories?” The man asked.
“Those never belonged to you. They belonged to time.”
“Is it my talents?”
God answered. “Those were never yours. They belonged to the circumstances.”
“Is it my friends and family?”
God answered. “I’m sorry. They were never yours. They belonged to the path.”
“Is it my wife and son?”
“They were never yours. They belonged to the heart.”
“Is it my body?”
God answered. “That was never yours. It belonged to the dust.”
“Is it my soul?”
God answered. “No. That is mine.”
Full of fear, the man took the suitcase and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty. With a tear rolling down his cheek the man asked, “I never had anything?”
God answered. “That is correct. Every moment you lived were only yours. Life is a just moment. A moment that belongs to you.”
For this reason enjoy this time while you have it. Don’t let anything you think you own stop you from doing so.
Live now. Live your life. Don’t forget to be happy. That is the only thing that matters. Material things and everything else that you fought for, stays here. Your primary duty is to serve and worship your creator. You can’t take anything.
It is only a pure heart, repentance and salvation that follows you. Live for the Lord and in the end He will reward you.
A friend shared this short reflection with me and I’m sharing it with you. I don’t know who the author is. But it’s a thought-provoking piece of writing that makes you look at the meaning of life. Please share it with others.