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living and dying

Romans 14:7 … For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.

You’ve heard it said, “No man is an island.”  It’s true.  How we live impacts those around us — either intentionally and directly, or unintentionally and indirectly.  Regardless of intent, our lives will leave a residue on those we come into contact with.

How we live impacts those around us, and so will our deaths.  Not just in the sense of grieving a physical loss but also the loss of potential or hopes or dreams.

Give thought to how you’re living and the influence it is having on those around you.  And give yourself a few moments to reflect on how your death will leave the world around you.