by BCBP Editor

The Suitcase

hand w suitcaseA man died, when he realised it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
God said: ‘Alright son it’s time to go’.
Surprised the man responded: ‘Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…’
‘I’m sorry but it’s time to go’.

‘What do you have in that suitcase?’ the man asked.
God answered: ‘Your belongings’.
‘My belongings?…You mean my things, my clothes, my money?’
God answered: ‘Those things were not yours, they belonged to the earth.’

‘Is it my memories?’ the man asked.
God answered: ‘Those never belonged to you, they belonged to time.’

‘Is it my talents?’
God answered: ‘Those were never yours, they belonged to the circumstances.’

‘Is it my friends and family?’
God answered: ‘I’m sorry, they were never yours, they belonged to the path.’

‘Is it my wife and children?’
God answered: ‘They were never yours, they belonged to your heart.’

‘Is it my body?’
God answered: ‘That was never yours, it belonged to the dust.’

‘Is it my soul?’
God answered: ‘No, that is mine.’

Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from God and opened it just to find the suitcase was empty.
With a tear coming down his cheek the man said: ‘I never had anything?’
God answered: ‘That is correct, only every moment you lived, was yours, nothing else.’

Life is just a moment, a moment that belongs to you. For this reason enjoy this time while you have it.
Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.

Live now…
Live your life…
Don’t forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters.
Material things and everything else that you fought for stay here – YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING!

Share this reflection with anyone you love or appreciate. Enjoy every second you live.

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Nelson Yuchongtian May 1, 2015 - 8:04 am

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Jose R. Penas, Jr. August 15, 2014 - 9:08 am

Wow, this suitcase article is so terrifyingly simple . . .


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