Sunday, March 22, 2009

What Will You Do If You Just Have 30 Days To Live?



The doctor diagnosed you to have a terminal cancer and have given you just one month to live. What will you do in those last 30 days of your life? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Terminal Cancer, 30 Days To Live, Legacy, Loved Ones, Family, Friends, Medicine, Doctors, Faith, Acceptance, Dying

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Viewpoint/Opinion

16 comments:

Pia said...

we have this topic for the whole month of february. we call it one life to live which was based in a book called one month to live.

i'd do the following - fix some papers that need to be fixed, spend more time with my family and share to others who Jesus is.

but of course, why wait until you only have one month to live to do those things right? why not do it now?

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Pretty much keep things as normal as I could for as long as I could but show my husband how to work the DVR so he could record stuff, show him how PayPal works, try to teach him how to post on our blog.

jennifer said...

I think I would be much more bold for Christ. I wonder why I don't do that now.

And I would write tons and tons of things down for my children to look at after I was gone. I would spend everyone of THEIR waking moments with them and the rest writing for future reference by them.

I have ptayed that God will allow me to pass before they do, but I would like to live to see them raised.

bingkee said...

I'd spend it more with family and telling them and showing them how much I love them. I always have spend some time and always "devote" random time with Jesus everyday. There would not really be much of a difference but probably, I'd try sky-diving.

Shawie said...

...ah, complete my bucket list, hahaha! spend more time with family and friends... pray, repent, repent, pray:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Knowing that we will be able to live for only one more month changes our perspective in life. We will be doing the things we have neglected before and will make up for lost time with our loved ones. Sharing Jesus to others is of course a primary duty of all Christians but a person who has just 30 days to live will surely have more credibility with unbelievers. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Karen,
You can always do that now. No need to wait for the last 30 days of your life. I think keeping your dire situation to your loved ones and acting as normal as you could will be a disservice to them. You should give them the chance to really make it up with you. Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jennifer,
Yes, we can always be bold for Christ but sometimes it is better to rely more on the promptings of the Holy Spirit before we could testify effectively to others. Forcing Christ on others who are not yet ready would cheapen Christ for them and would only open them to unnecessarily blaspheme the Lord. Conviction and conversion are God's graces that are bestowed to those who are already ripe for them. We could always resort to prayer evangelism first before we make a first move for Christ. Whether we precede our children or not is a prerogative of God. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Yes you could try sky diving if that is something you really want to do. Keeping quality time with family and friends are good options. We are always preoccupied with Christ in whatever situation, so there is not much difference whether we will live just for 30 days more. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shawie,
You should have enumerated here your bucket list. Hehehe, lol. Of course you will also spend quality time with family and friends. Repenting and praying are normal Christian activities so nothing much will change. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Manang Kim said...

I think I would spend time with my love ones. Ask forgiveness of what ever my shortcoming or any hurt known or unknown that I have bestowed on them. Write a letter to all my friends whom I never talked and spite for a long time, and thank them for the time we shared. So many things to do I guess but most of all to have a good confession.
But as other bloggers had said why not do it now? Oh yes why not.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Manang Kim,
Yes, we can do all those things now. Why wait till we only have just 30 days to live? We can treat each day as our last day on earth and make the most of everything for the glory of God. We should always confess our sins before we sleep so that we will always have a clear conscience. Thanks for your visit and meaningful comments. God bless you always.

Jimmy said...

I wud sing dance and make Mary

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for your visit and amusing comments. God bless.

Cacai M. said...

Hemmm, this is a tough one 'coz I don't want yet to... but let's face it, anytime we could be out here in this world now if God get us. Well then, if I still have 30 days predicted, within that 30 days; I will host a 2 party, it would be for my family and the other one is for my friends and etc. I will not bid goodbye but to thank what have been with me and for their existence. And also I will have to do the confession and charity works if I still have money enough for it (of course my descendants first). Then, just being happy no worries. I will make sure I have given my best for other people to be happy as usual works I did. Just be what I am and also look forward of the days which I think that am still present and do whatever I can to fulfill it - to the thought of being just being happy and contented. I am now contented of my life and ready already whatever time God wants me. It's HIS will and thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. That's all. heheh. Thanks for this, now am thinking if it will happen to me then. Great article you have in here. God bless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Cacai,
We don't have to wait for the last 30 days of our lives to do the meaningful things we want to do. We can always treat each day as our last day on earth and give God the glory of doing what is best for ourselves and others. Thanks for your visit and meaningful comments. God bless you always.

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