A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of their sudden death. The leader of the discussion said, “We will all die someday, and none of us really know when, but if we did we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event.”
Everybody nodded their heads in agreement with this comment. Then the leader said to the group, “What would you do if you knew you only had four weeks of life remaining before your death, and then the Great Judgment Day?”
A gentleman said, “I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted the Lord into their lives.”
“Very good!” said the group leader, and all the group members agreed, that would be a very good thing to do.
One lady spoke up and said enthusiastically, “I would dedicate all of my remaining time to serving God, my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater conviction.”
“That’s wonderful!” the group leader commented, and all the group members agreed, that would be a very good thing to do.
But one gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly and said, “I would go to my mother-in-law’s house for the four weeks.”
Everyone was puzzled by this answer, and the group leader ask, “Why your mother-in-law’s home?”
Then the gentleman smiled sarcastically and said, “Because, that would make them the longest four weeks of my life!”