Getting Ahead: Cares of life


I have been told many times that the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day that he purchases a boat and the day that he sells it. Although this may be true most of the time, it is not true all of the time. I have seen people using their boats almost every week if the weather permits and they really enjoy it for years.

What is the difference between someone who can’t wait to get rid of their boat and someone else who really enjoys theirs?

You may reason that people get a boat and then decide that they do not have enough time to use it. This cannot be the primary reason because it has been proven over and over again that people make time for what they really want to do. Another possibility is that they find out that the expense to operate it is too high. This also is very unlikely because people will still, in most cases, spend whatever it takes to do what they really want to do.

In ancient Greek culture there was a belief that everything created had a spark of life and that spark of life was what they were created to do. Could it be that we are all created very differently? Can we look at the things other people are enjoying and think that we would also enjoy them, when in truth, we would not? Could these things then become more trouble to us than they are worth?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. for our Pre-Service Connection where we enjoy coffee, juice and donuts. Our Worship Service and Children’s Church then begins at 10:30. Come at 7 p.m. and be part of our Wednesday night Bible Study and Children’s Ministry on the third floor above Trends at 120 West Court Street.

By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist

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