How will YOU be Remembered?
By Rita Davidson
How will you be remembered? Have you ever really thought about your death. Do you realize that most of us will be gone from this world in 50 years.
Some of you might be younger and perhaps you will still be here, but even if I stretch it to 100 years, we will all be gone, forgotten.
What will you be remembered for? When your Facebook wall goes silent,you’re your Twitter page has no posts from you, and your email remains silent. What will you be remembered for?
For all the emails you sent out? Or all the emails you read? Or all the Facebook chatter you joined into? Did you know your Facebook pages are going to be permanent reminder of you after you pass?
When your family and friends come to your funeral, will they remember your courage when they were afraid? Or perhaps your smiles when their life was hard? Maybe they will remember your compassion to the man on the street? Others might remember your charity when they were in need.
How will society remember you? Will they remember you how you gave up your life to stay home with your family? Or maybe they will scoff at your wasted life spent at abortion clinics? Others, might pass over your obituary with disgust because you were a devoted Catholic?
100 years after your death will anyone remember you? Will your descendents remember you from stories passed down? Will society remember you for your good deeds, they considered – bad deeds?
Will you be proud of the life you leave behind when God finally calls you to your judgement? Will you be filled with joy and love to be welcomed to His embrace?
What will God think of your legacy? Of the life you left behind?
When all is said and done, your life, no matter how hidden, will ever be forgotten. While in this life, though it may seem pointless, all our good deeds go to build the Church militant in this world, to strengthen God’s Church in this world. All the bad deeds you do, increase the darkness in this world.
Take a look at the world around you. Do you see who is winning? We can easily see the devil has the upper hand right now doesn’t he?
So you see, you leave a legacy behind whether you know it or not. Whether your family, your descendents remember you is not important. The Church will remember you because you will have either built up the Saints in heaven, or you will have added to those fallen angels at the end.
Will you please join the church militant that is now fighting for God in this world? Will you rise up and take your place in battle for God’s truth?
Will you today, abandon your sinful ways and bring your graces to God’s battleground?
He is waiting for each and every one of us. Not tomorrow, but today. Each of us plays a part in this war. A part that only we can play. This is why the horror of abortion is so sad, as it has taken away soldiers, that may have fought for good in this world.
God needs us to be the best that we can be in our vocation, so we can play our part well. He operates in this world through us, by our obedience to Him and His truths, we can help push back the darkness.
Resolve today, to become the person who will leave behind a glowing legacy of faith and courage. Will you abandon your sinful ways and stand up to fight in God’s war for souls today?
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©Rita Davidson 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. Mark is her ever patient husband. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com