“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
I'm sure many people know someone who's lived in the world their whole lives and, just at the end, converts to Christianity or comes back to Christ after being long gone. Impending death has that impact on some. (This happened with a great-uncle of mine.)
However, it shouldn't be anyone's game plan. As Christ reminds us here, we never know when the end will come and it will be too late. We should always live as if he's coming back any minute.
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