What were you doing when Jesus returned?

To this day, Broderick [Thomas, former NFL player] doesn’t remember why he didn’t kill himself. But he still spends a lot of time thinking about death. He tries to fall asleep each night watching Trinity Broadcasting, the Christian network. He reasons that if the Lord takes him that night, He’ll know that Broderick’s last moments on earth were pious ones.

My two cents

A photo of the Logo of the National Football L...
A photo of the Logo of the National Football League (NFL) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This quote comes from a report on a former American football player. He experienced various injuries during his playing days, although the pain didn’t really catch up with him until after he retired. He now lives in acute physical pain—and had considered suicide more than once.

I’m not a fan of TV, but perhaps what could change my mind is if the television can tune only to religious stations. Wasn’t it Ned Flanders from The Simpsons who had cable television with all 230 channels blocked out, except for the religious ones?

No-one knows the time or hour of the Lord’s second coming, but I sometimes wonder what people will be doing when it comes. People ask, where you were when Elvis died, but a better question (in the past tense) what were you doing when Jesus returned? If you were doing something religious, then that will far less embarrassing than if you were caught doing something sinful. I wonder if the number of red faces will be beyond belief.

Quote source

Wickersham, S. (n.d). Life After the NFL is all pain, no fame for Broderick Thomas. Available: http://espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3745472. Last accessed 20th May 2013.

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