One Month to Live
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Death is more universal than life,
everyone dies but not everyone lives
Somebody should tell us right at the start of our lives,
that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit.
Pope Paul VI
A ship is safe in harbour,
but that's not what ships are for.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that he didn't trust me so much.
The only people with whom you should try and get even
are those who have helped you
John E. Southard
When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
Here is the test to find whether
your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't!
Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man’s life is but a breath.