When is an invitation to church too late?

I once conducted a Seminar in church and knew that I had to finish the session by a certain time because the church had been double-booked. I didn’t bother to ask what the other event was as it was no problem as long as I finished on time With ten minutes to go, only I could see what was coming up the aisle of the church. As the coffin came up the aisle of the church followed by gowned clergy, my jaw dropped. It was almost one of those moments when the world slows down to a crawl. The coffin ended up 6 feet away from me as I desperately concluded the Seminar, skipping over my final few slides.

As the seminar was about invitation, one friend cruelly said afterwards, “well at least you got another one back to church!” Yes but unfortunately too late!