Wednesday, April 20, 2016

my wife

May God make us all sweeter.  If my wife and kids won't tell you that I am a fine Christian man, then what will it matter what I tell you?  The people that are closest to you, they know your best and your worst.  May we all be so gracious that our family will truly, legitimately grieve our passing.

In one of the Superman movies, a young Clark Kent stands at his father's graveside and says to his dad, "you will be grieved."  Years ago when I told my father this, he said it was the best compliment that he had ever received.  May we all live in such a way that we all be grieved.

If you want to know what kind of a person someone is, ask those that live close.  Look into their eyes when they are answering.  My spouse, your spouse, my kids, your kids will all give a much truer indication of our character and testify or not to our Christianity or lack thereof.

May God make all of us a little sweeter every day.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.


Lynne Borchers said...

I told my bible study group some weeks ago that if you can figure out how you want to be remembered, then you'll know how to live.

Brett said...

One of my favorite quotes is along the same lines as this topic. Steinbeck, from East of Eden:

"When a man comes to to die, no matter what his talents and influence and genius, if he died unloved his life must be a failure to him and his dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world."