I’m sure you hear this often, but it’s true, life is short. Once you hit fifty you realize that you’ve probably lived half your life, I say probably because my great grandmother lived to one hundred and two! Time seems to begin to tick off a little faster and things that were once very important to you have become part of the background. Why does it take us so long to realize that people are most important, and the pursuit of “things” is just a way to pass the time? I love being surrounded by beauty just like anyone, but if you don’t have people around you to enjoy it with, what’s the point. Your children don’t want all the things you plan on leaving them! Jesus had nothing but the clothes on His back and yet He lived the best life. He loved people during His journey and He loved them hard, even unto death. The first mentioned fruit of the spirit is love. The greatest command is to love. Love people while you still have the time.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39