My students ask me every day about the Mayan calendar and its prediction of the “end of the world.”
I’ll tell you what I tell them. The calendar ends on December 21, so some have concluded the world ends as well. Sketchy evidence there.
However, this does give a good excuse for action.
If you knew the world was ending, what would you be doing right now?
Who would you forgive?
What work would you be doing?
What would you finally start?
What would you finally give up?
Who would you call to say “I love you?”
How would you help your neighbors?
How would you pray or worship?
What would you regret?
What would be your victories?
Who would you have to thank?
Where would you dance?
How would you get stronger?
What would you proclaim to anyone who would listen?
Well, now you know what you need to do, right?