The Conclusion

I imagine that today I am to die.

I ask for time to be alone and write down for my friends a sort of testament for which the points that follow could serve as chapter titles.

1. These things I have loved in life:

Things I tasted
looked at

2. These experiences I have cherished:
3. These ideas have brought me liberation:
4. These beliefs I have outgrown:
5. These convictions I have lived by:
6. These are the tings I have lived for:
7. These insights I have gained in the school of life:

insights into God
the world
human nature
Jesus Christ

8. These risks I took, these dangers I’ve courted:
9. These sufferings have seasoned me:
10. These lessons life has taught me:
11. These influences have shaped my life:


12. These Scripture texts have lit my path:
13. These things I regret about my life:
14. These are my life’s achievements:
15. These persons are enshrined within my heart:
16. These are my unfulfilled desires:

I choose an ending for this document:

a poem - my own or some else’s
a prayer
a sketch
a picture from a magazine
a Scripture text
anything that I judge would be an apt conclusion to my testament.