“I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.” II Timothy 4:6 The apostle Paul’s last farewell has inspired countless followers of Christ through the centuries. Paul’s instruction to Timothy spans the ages to challenge us as well. The letter begins and ends with God’s grace and in between is a celebration of the unceasing faithfulness of God. A message from the dying can give purpose to the living. Paul’s triumphant finale, “To Him be glory forever and ever” (v.18) is a message we can all live by. If we are ready to die, we are ready to live.