Thanksgiving is a distant memory. Christmas and New Years Day have come and gone. The Superbowl is over. What's next?
The TV commercials and the displays at the stores and supermarkets say that Valentine's Day is next. Then chocolate hearts give way to chocolate bunnies. All we have to do is follow the important dates on the calendar, add in birthdays and anniversaries, and a few special events. This is what life is all about.
Is this how we are supposed to mark our lives, living from one date on the calendar to the next? Is this what Paul means when he says to take hold of life that is truly life?
You can get your children's attention by following the calendar, but you will never win their hearts this way.
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