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My Last Day on Earth
Just what if
If God Himself were to visit me in the flicker of a moment telling me that (this) day were my last day on earth, I suppose, with my thinking, I would have but one question: "Now what can I do being that today is my last day on earth?"
This question, I admit is a complex question and my reasoning is such that it came directly from God's mouth, so He gave me the freedom to answer (this) question according to how I think and feel inwardly.
My answer, contrary to the religious among us, and for that, I cannot apologize. In my studies of the Old and New Testament, I find at no time did Jesus, the Son of God; God in the flesh; Emmanuel (God with us) ever apologizing for the truth coming from His mouth. And yes, sir, He did ruffle feathers and "get on some toes" with his "in your face," not behind your back-style of teaching.
I think that now at these melting moments in my life, I shall try His method of speaking and answering His question. Hey, what do I have to lose? So what if a few religious and Christian (in name only) get upset? I won't be here tomorrow to face their puny wrath.
Hmmmm. This is me humming to myself and scratching my chin. People of intelligence who are facing a tough area of life always hum to themselves and scratch their chin. So now along with Jesus' style of delivering answers to questions, I shall add the traits of intelligent folk who face tough questions.
"What Five Things Would I do On My Last Day on Earth?"
I think I shall do the things I've dreamed of doing back a day ago when I thought I had more days to come. I think this is a rational line of thinking, so I will name a few of these things I can now do as the hours of my last day of life is dwindling.
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NOTE: The following five things all came with God also telling me that He would make all of them come to pass in a short time. Just wanted to explain my thinking. Kenneth
1.) Call the U.S. State Dept. and explain what has happened to me and that I need them to schedule a meeting between Duchess Kate Middleton and myself, but with a few conditions: no photog's allowed at this special meeting. I am not doing this for personal glory. And no Prince William. I want Kate to myself for a grand total of two and a half hours. I want to look her in the eyes and tell her how beautiful I think that she is and to cap off my meeting with her, an early dinner at one of Gordon Ramsay's finest restaurants that I have checked ahead of time and know that he has one in London. At our dinner, I shall not try to charm or impress her with my limited ability of small talk. Just enjoy her views on life, politics and her future reign as Queen of England.
2.) Hang out with hot rod builder/entrepreneur, Richard Rollins of his television show, "Fast 'N Loud," on the Discovery Channel. I would want to choose just one car or truck for him and his team to rebuild, sell for a profit and give all of the monies to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Truth. Hey, I do not even want to drive the vehicle that he builds. Just being around Rawlings and his crew would be thrill enough for me.
3.) Get an appointment with one of America's most-famous televangelists and have him to agree to let me speak for 35 minutes from The Bible. And share the truth about prosperity, giving (as Jesus taught it) and not seeking fame, fortune, and a great name among people. This one is sure to cause a firestorm among televangelists and the one who agrees to me speaking. But do not misunderstand. I am not there to slam the televangelist or his company. Just "preach the Word" as The Bible says. That's it. And if a handful of people, not necessarily some of his followers, accept the Truth based on The Bible, great. If not, then well, I have fulfilled one of my dreams.
4.) For only one night (duhhhh!) run my own late-night Classic Rock and Roll show on the nation's top-rated FM radio station. Plus get to play "my" choices of Classic Rock with names such as: The Cream; Jefferson Airplane; Grateful Dead; Jimi Hendrix and Rick Derringer to start off the show. And if it hits the top of the ratings, great. Someone else can enjoy the ride when I am gone which will be in a few short hours.
5.) Get Ty Pennington and a gang of master carpenters, electricians and renovation specialists to build and donate a two-story log cabin and give it to my wife, Pam, and tell her to will it to our grand kids when it is her time to join me in eternity. Plus, I would want to secure for Pam, a tax-free, no payback grant of $500,000.00 to make her financially secure and help our three grand kids to have a worry-free college education without any financial burdens.
That's it. The five things I would want to see accomplished if God were to tell me that (today) is my last day on earth.
I bet you thought that I would ask for a pleasure cruise for two with Jessica Alba or even Kathie Lee Gifford, two of the women who have appeared in my hubs over the years. Or maybe write a provocative-but-truthful essay for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times with the same writing style of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Not so.
The aforementioned things were merely empty dreams I have enjoyed for a while, but the five things in the beginning of this piece were the REAL things I would really want to do then leave.
What are yours?
Good night, Birmingham, Alabama.
© 2016 Kenneth Avery