What’s Next?

“I think of the change Jesus brought to the world around hope when I think about two tombstones.

One of them marks the resting place of Mel Blanc, the famous voice of countless characters in Looney Tunes cartoons. In accordance with his instructions, his family inscribed as his final epitaph the words that he had said to end a thousand cartoons: “That’s all, folks.”

The other tombstone is described by Philip Yancey. It marks the grave of a friend’s grandmother who lies buried under ancient oak trees in the cemetery of an Episcopal church in rural Louisiana. In accordance with the grandmother’s instructions, only one word is inscribed on the tombstone: Waiting.”

— from “Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus” by John Ortberg

What are you hoping for at the end of your life?

That’s all folks?


Waiting (for Jesus)




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