Monday, November 22, 2010


"A few years back, three questions rocked my world.  They came from different people in the span of a month.  Question 1: Had you been a German Christian during World War II, would you have taken a stand against Hitler?  Question 2:  Had you lived in the South during the Civil Rights conflict, would you have taken a stand against racism?  Question 3:  When your grandchildren discover you lived  during a day in which 1.75 billion people were poor and 1 billion were hungry, how will they judge you?

I didn't mind the first two questions.  They were hypothetical.  I'd like to think I would have taken a stand against Hitler and fought against racism.  But those days are gone, and those choices were not mine.  But the third question has kept me awake at night.  I do live today; so do you.  We are given a opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time.  What if we did?  What if we rocked the world with hope?  Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life?

...We are created by a great God to do great works.  He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven but here on earth.

Here's a salute to a long life: goodness that outlives the grave, love that outlasts the final breath.  May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life."
--Max Lucado, "Outlive Your Life"

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin