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‘I wish I’d spent more time in the office’ …words that no dying person has ever said

13th February 2016

11th September 2001 is seared in the minds of people the world over. But one good thing came out of the extreme suffering. Many people who survived the horror of attack on the Twin Towers have spoken about the fact that they now want to prioritise close relationships above their work and other things. They have made a choice to spend more time with friends and family, and to be there for their children’s school sports and plays rather than fitting in an extra hour at the office. They have made a choice to simplify life to have time for these important relationships.

It’s often been said that no dying person has ever said

‘I wish I’d spent more time in the office’.

So What?

Think about these words of Jesus and pray about the thoughts that come to mind:

Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

(Mark 12:28-31)

Tim Norman

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