Today marks the end of the Easter Weekend, a time when Christians celebrate the birth of their death cult, a time when more of them go to church than almost any other day of the year.
Meanwhile, those of us with an inclination towards life and living have spent (at least in Canterbury) 4 wonderful days outdoors in the sun, enjoying time with family and friends. While the christians focus on death and the myth of “eternal life”, we just get on with living.
Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse ahs documented the regrets of those who are dying, and the top 5 are:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish I had let myself be happier.
Nothing about spending more time in church, being “closer to god” or even “No regrets, I’m looking forward to an eternity on bended knee”.
Get out of the church, step out of the dark, walk in to the light and ENJOY this, the only life you have.