Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Carpe Diem"

I made a mistake last night. 

I went to a church last night to speak to a group about payday lending. I actually wasn't the one speaking, I was supposed to be supporting the guy who was speaking. At any rate, I got to the church a little late and no one could tell me exactly where the group was meeting. The people directed me to a Bible study class. I decided to stay because I was afraid even if I found where they were meeting I would have been really late.

The lesson was on Ecclesiastes and the young preacher was really good...I mean really good. For those of you who don't know, Ecclesiastes is an Old Testament book which talks about the emptiness of life. But somehow he transcends that spirit of depression and emptiness and realizes the nearness of God. He speaks about the true simplicity of God and the need to live life simply, searching for God's Will as we live and enjoy the life He's given us. 

Finally, in order to emphasize the point the preacher (the teacher of the class) ended the lesson with this video clip from the 'Dead Poets Society'. It's poignant and thought provoking. Long before You Tube, I used this as an illustration of the same need for us to live our lives to the fullest. 

The lesson and the video reminded me that any period of our lives can be a moment of newness and fresh power. We can make of our lives an adventurous thing...

"Carpe Diem"...Seize the day!

I wonder how much of a mistake not finding that class really was?

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