Let’s do our best to order our lives wisely and keep first things first. (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French writer)

Pascal also wrote, “Man’s sensitivity to little things and insensitivity to the greatest things are marks of a strange disorder.” Isn’t it that we are inclined sometimes to major on the minor irritations of life, at least temporarily overlooking what are far greater concerns? It does take some discipline to keep first things first, doesn’t it? But it’s so important!

Jesus said, “Seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)