2 Timothy 4:7 Gives us Paul’s view of his life when he said, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”. Paul saw his life as complete.
I usually glance through the obituary sections of a few newspapers each day. Sometimes you can learn a lot about a person in a few paragraphs. Yesterday, I felt that way about James B. Lusk, Jr., because he had written his own obituary. It reminded me of Paul’s words in 2 Timothy.
Mr Lusk started by writing, “If you are reading this, I, Jim Lusk, have flown from this earth for the final time on Feb. 13, 2014. These paragraphs will serve the custom of announcing my death and comment on my family and my life.”
The next paragraphs included a discussion of his life and family. He then ended his obituary with, ” There should be no sorrow at my leaving for I have led my life to the best of my ability and am pleased with the outcome.”
When I read those words, it made me think. It also challenged me. Many times in my representation, I am required to introduce a life expectancy table for the jury to consider in determining damages. A measure of life. Both Paul and Mr Lusk took a measure of their life and found it with an ending of satisfaction.
DID YOU KNOW that Roman civilization invented the arch… McDonald’s made them golden.
And for pic o’ day we have a dog who is looking for satisfaction in life: