STOP AND THINK – Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States)

What do you know about oysters? It appears that they aren’t terribly active; they just lie in their shell and vegetate. If a grain of sand gets into the oyster, it may produce a pearl. But Roosevelt was probably just using the oyster as an illustration of inactivity. And we all need to be reminded from time to time that life requires our full attention and active involvement.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all . . . giving thanks to God the Father.(Colossians 3:17)