Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"We don’t spend enough time with our parents, kids or spouse. But we plan to do so late ... you know, once all the pieces of our life come together. What we fail to see is that the lack of time we spend with them is precisely the elusive piece we’re looking for.

We don’t tithe or give as much to charity. But we plan to do so late ... once we’ve made enough money. Yet charity is precisely about giving from our needs, not our wants. Giving when it’s hard and inconvenient, not when it’s easy and from our surplus.

We don’t spend much time with God. But we plan to do so later ... once we know him a bit better. Yet we’ll never, ever get to know him better until we spend time with him.

We don’t spend much time pondering our self and our purpose. But we plan to do so later ... once we’re satisfied with what we’ve accomplished in life. Yet we’ll never be satisfied in life until our accomplishments share that same purpose."

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2 friskies:

Lauren Elizabeth said...

love this. so true.

Caitlin said...

i really, really loved this. so true and something everyone struggles with.