SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/jimdascenzo/ Jn 8:12 I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.
If I live to be 100, I'll never understand us. The humans, I mean.
We do these ridiculous things all the time like focusing on stuff that doesn't matter, such as (but not necessarily limited to) things like: the outcomes of professional football games ... or Hollywood acting awards ... or even the answer to that super-important question: "Who Killed JR Ewing?"
Duh; who cares?
Or what about the manner in which we despise one another simply for not thinking exactly as we do? Zeroing in on all the ways we are different from one another instead of seeing that we are more united and alike than not. Or, heaven forbid, celebrating individuality and respecting opposing points of view. Nah, we'd rather cut each other off at the knees (even though we've all got two) just for having independent thoughts.
Then there's our silly penchant for wishing life away. Sure, you know the drill. We can't wait to be old enough to: ride the big rides, drive, vote, drink alcohol, get married ... the list goes on and on. We hurry through the week just to get to the weekend, which is quick as a blink.
Before you know it, 50 years of weekends have gone by. Laugh now, young ones, but it happens when you aren't looking.
And suddenly, all those nights spent awake with the fussy baby or awaiting the teenager's safe return home after curfew or even getting lost en route to the annual family vacation spot...well, you really wish you had those times back, believe it or not.
And when you're finally able to retire and travel the world...you're just too tired or weak or otherwise unable to do so.
Deep, heaving sigh.
But the neatest thing about humanity? We had a pretty cool Architect. So, it's never REALLY too late to go to Him for help fixing a design flaw...as long as we really want to remedy things and we try our best to straighten that foundation out just in time to save the house from collapsing, Capisce?
Just put good stuff out there, yo. Comes back in droves.
It's so simple, really, life on the third rock. Here's the secret:
Be as nice as you can ... to as many as possible ... for as long as you're able & s'all good, y'all. #Love #BeKind #Coexist #Pray #Peace