A story, no doubt apocryphal because it's variously attributed to Augustine and to Luther, is told. One of these saints was hoeing in his garden when someone came along with a question: "What would you do if you knew that the world was coming to an end in an hour?" The saint paused, looked at his garden and hoe, and said, "I'd finish this row."
Rev. Arnold, mentioned in this post from A Simple Desultory Dangling Conversation, finished his row!