STOP AND THINK – “Frodo, we don’t get to choose the time we live in but we do get to choose how to spend the time we are given.” (A line from a story by JR Tolkein, British Christian apologist)

Lewis’s statement is simple and easily understood. We don’t choose when or where we are born or who our family will be. The question, then, is how shall we respond to the time, place, and people in our lives? Those responses will determine not only how we enjoy life and relationships but what benefit we may bring to our community.

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away (Psalm 90:10).