People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Thanks to Tracy LeBlanc for the photo.
We have let our big and little screens give us limitless information that is often enough useless or untrue. We have let these same screens shower us with limitless sports and entertainment which is strictly a distraction from what is really important in life.
One recent morning I gathered with eight members of a family around the bed of their beloved mother and grandmother in an Intensive Care Unit. The nurse removed the ventilator and within a half hour she passed away. I offered prayers for the dying woman as members of her family held her hands and touched her feet. But in that final half hour of her life, all of their eyes were fixated on the screen that showed her brain waves and blood pressure. No one ever looked at the dying woman. Our lives are now programmed to look at screens and not at what is happening right in front of us!!
And we also wonder why we have a crisis in Truth and in Trust. Without Truth we don’t know WHAT road to go down. Without Trust we don’t know WHO to go with down that road. This is the biggest crisis we face right now as a nation and as individuals.
The eight points above are Jesus’ values that up until recent years, Christians have said they believe in and try hard to live by. Jesus did not hesitate when he said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
How often during the day and night are YOUR eyes looking at a screen, large or small?
Without the TRUTH can YOU go down the right road? Without TRUST, who are YOU holding on to in YOUR life and in the life of our country?
GOD CREATED YOU TO DO MORE THAN SPEND YOUR WHOLE LIFE STARING AT A SCREEN!!
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