“I have lost a world of time! Had I but one more year it should be spent in studying David’s psalms and Paul’s epistles. Mind the world less and God more. “ – Claudius Salmasius (on his deathbed)
Though a highly revered scholar of his day, Salmasius died with a stricken conscience.
If you had but one more year, what would you do with it? I doubt many would answer that question with an enthusiastic: READ MY BIBLE MORE!
However, I have been beside the dying and can attest that this is exactly what is regretted.
Mind the world less and God more.
Heed this advice!
Ref: Faith is Stranger Than Fiction, Steve Halliday (2001).