I am concerned about how busy so many of us seem to be. My nine year old grandson, Spencer, called me on the phone the other night to tell me what he had been doing. There had been school and homework. I can’t believe how much homework a third grader has and what vocabulary words he is expected to define and spell. Also, I’m wondering if what are called “gifted” programs are weighted down with busy work. But that’s another story. My grandson told me about school and homework, about entering five areas of Leadership Training for Christ, and about Boy Scouts. Add to that his activities in church and sports and this little guy is a busy boy. It’s the same with other families with children.
One of the many things that separate us from the animal world is our ability to think and reason. We are able to empathize with each other as we all go through various situations in our lives.
What are you waiting for? Time is flying by and you’re still where you were. As I look at the calendar and reflect, it occurs to me that it’s the middle of August and I’m not sure where the past 8 months have gone. When we take the time to think about time, what do we conclude?
More than likely you are familiar with Matthew chapter 5. Here, Jesus takes a seat on the side of a mountain and proceeds to give one of the most famous sermons of all time, appropriately named the Sermon on the Mount.