Oct 192013
 

Chief Aupumet on Time to Die

“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going Home.” ~ Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725

The first thing that comes to mind from this bold statement is that the picture is not of a young man. Clearly this man did not rush into battle at least one too many times. The second thing is not to fear. If you fear your Creator now, you most certainly will have problems when you get together face to face. The third thing is the request for more time to do it differently. There is no extra time. Do it differently this time or not. Fourthly and lastly, sing your death song and die like a hero going home. If you got the first three things right, you’ll probably be able to the fourth one… May your last song be sung in the far distant future 😉

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