The Lasts of Life
Oh yeah, last final exam tomorrow - I just realized that again.
And yet, amidst all these supposed lasts, it is this story that inspired this post, and has helped me put everything in perspective once more.
Those people were going about their business at 2:30pm - how many of them were living that moment like it could be their last? How many of us are right now?
O sovereign and eternal God, I thank You for having created me; for having redeemed me by means of Jesus Christ; for having made me a Christian by calling me to the true faith, and giving me time to repent after the many sins I have committed. O Infinite Goodness, I love You above all things; and I repent with all my heart of all my offences against You. I hope You hast already pardoned me; but I am continually in danger of again offending You. For the love of Jesus Christ, I beg of You holy perseverance till death. You know my weakness; help me, then, and permit me never again to separate myself from You. Rather let me die a thousand times, than ever again to lose Your grace. O Mary, my Mother, obtain for me holy perseverance! Amen.