Running out of time

thSXYXI9HFSitting in Brussels airport, with just a few minutes on my free wifi connection, a blogpost seemed to be a good idea. But what to blog about? Running out of time is the obvious answer, but running out of time for what? Here are a few suggestions for a sermon illustration/application or two:

Running out of time to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus – the eternal imperative

Running out of time with my children, they grow up so soon – the paternal imperative

Running out of time with my aging parents – the filial imperative

Running out of time to apologise to … – the relational imperative

Running out of time to do something about my diet and lifestyle – the health imperative

Running out of time to do something in the Province as we stumble forwards and backwards- the social imperative

Running out of time to make the best of my working/studying years – the intellectual imperative

Running out of time to spend with my friends in mutually upbuilding fellowship – the ‘philial’ imperative

Running out of time to do whatever little I can to stand against the despoiling of our environment – the global imperative

Running out of time to take a strong, loving stand for Christ among my non-Christian friends – the evangelistic imperative

Running out of time to watch more awfully bad tv / play more  – the absurd imperative