September 11-D, 2022

Lake Crandal Fall 11/03/2017 Oil Paint Rendered — Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Since we control neither life nor death,
we should make the best of things as they are,
and give ourselves fully 
to the time left for living.

Being what the times call for
and doing what is needed
is a good way to live our life.

What would we gain by not doing that?
What would we lose by doing that?

Live to see what is happening,
to know what's what
and what is called for in response
in each situation as it arises.
Do it,
and then live to see what happens
in response to that,
and what is called for there,
and do that...

And so on throughout the time left for living.

If you have a better idea,
live in its service
all the days of your life,
and may they be days well spent upon the earth!


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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