I freshly attended a funeral/homegoing service. The life of the Eld. Dan Slaughter, Sr. was celebrated with much accolade and praise of his character. As well it should be. He was an excellent man. That sentiment doesn’t describe the entirety of what he means to people.
I listened to different people speak on his accomplishments, his love for his family, and his love for the Lord. Kind words of love and adoration were passed. Grief was expressed through tears. Overall, love was shown. As usual, this event made me think.
What is my legacy?
If the Lord delays his coming, then I, too, will die. I’m not planning on going anytime soon, so breathe easy. However, there is a realization that we all will face death.
What are we doing to make this life worthwhile?
This life is not all about you. It’s about the relationships you form, and how you treat people. When I go, I want people to know I loved them. I want my actions to exude love. I want people to know that I love the Lord with every fiber of my being.
I want love to define my legacy.
All of us have a legacy whether it’s well spoken or negative. We live this life for ourselves. Yet, everything we do affects someone else. So, take the time to be kind, compassionate, and caring. Let someone know you love them. If you’re reading this right now, then you’re still writing your legacy.
What do you want it to be?