John Piper writes:
I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the 1998 Readers Digest:
A couple took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast 5 years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida. Where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells.
Picture them before Christ at the great Day of Judgment: “Look, Lord. See my shells!”
That is a tragedy.
– From “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper.