Time and time again I find myself talking to people whose lives appear to be lived purely on the surface. (Gordon MacDonald, 19th century Scottish author)

He further describes such people as having “no idea about what is happening at all.” If that was true in his day, how much more do we see of it today? Some people are so consumed with social media, sports, or entertainment that they are scarcely aware of life outside those arenas. Learning to interact with “real” life will make it more meaningful and beneficial.

But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you (John 6:27).