The Biggest Event of Your Life


We plan our lives around big events, birthdays, marriages, moves to new places. So why do we ignore the biggest event of all? Death. Shouldn’t that, more than anything else, affect the way we live?

And if there’s even the slightest possibility of an afterlife, could anything else be as important? Would you plan your move to a far away land–with a culture and language totally unknown to you–by focusing on what to have for lunch before you go?

Has anyone ever truly lived who was not prepared to die?

“How strange this fear of death is. We are never frightened at a sunset.” ~George MacDonald

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24 Responses to The Biggest Event of Your Life

  1. Neese says:

    Lot of truth in this insightful post. Oftentimes we concentrate on things that really don’t matter. Luckily God is forgiving and patient. Thanks for the reminder Mitch…

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  2. “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” Shakespeare.

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  3. C.A. Post says:

    WOWww! This is destined for several friends’ emails! It could not be expressed any better! ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  4. This is a very profound post Mitch , thank you.❤️

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  5. leendadll says:

    Sooo…the fact that I am prepared to die, and have been since an early age, is a good thing??

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  6. Great quote, Mitch. It puts me in mind of my father-in-law, a wonderful man. He was a WWII vet who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. On his deathbed many years later, he said, “I’ve got no regrets in my life,” and passed peacefully.

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  7. Mitch: I signed up in my freshman year for a three credit class: Death 101. Notice came back that the class had been terminated. Jack

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  8. Thotaramani says:

    So live fully before the death knocks our door friends 😊🙂👍🏻

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  9. Teaching a Sunday school class, I used the illustration of a jar of sand, taking out one grain and comparing it to the rest of the sand in the jar. I then compared it to the sand in the beach where I got it, then to all the sand on the planet – beaches, deserts, sand dunes, and bottom of the. oceans. And that grain of sand compared with all that is still bigger than this life compared with eternity. So, why are our thoughts consumed with that one little grain of sand? The enemy of our souls has really done a number on our minds. :/

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  10. Maryanne says:

    EXACTLY!!! This is why I can’t relate to “normal” people who are always like, “What are your big plans for the weekend?” No, every day is a BIG PLAN! I live my life to the fullest EVERY DAY, not just the weekend. And this is why I work for myself. Going to an office and listening to people go on and on for weeks on end about their upcoming vacations or wedding plans, yet they dread daily life and count the days until the weekend.
    Each day is a beautiful gift. I embrace every thing I do and write it all down in my diary. If I’m not doing something exciting career-wise, I’m going to see live music, or meeting an author I admire. I’ve lived like this since I was 18, and I’ll be 60 this summer — still the same. Life is short.

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  11. I used to have a dreadful fear of death; now, not so much. Amazing how age, health, perspective and faith changes things.

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  12. Maren says:

    Thank you so much.

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  13. Karen :) says:

    After my time with cancer, I find every day a precious gift. Thanks always for your posts, Mitch. I’m grateful to have connected with you.

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  14. frenchc1955 says:

    Mitch, thank you for this powerful post!

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  15. Not so sure it’s about death per se as it is the manner of death–that is what is feared. Otherwise, passing in your sleep is a peaceful thought.

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