There is a scene in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,” where Robin Williams, who is a professor passionately tells his students, “Cease the day.” He was attempting to get his kids to rethink their life, particularly their perspective and their time on the earth. James tells us in James 4:14, “You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” One version of the bible says it like this, “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” We have all heard the old cliche that says, “Life is too short.” And maybe it is to some degree. But, I think the old Philosopher Seneca was right in saying, “Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous quantities to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole is well invested. He goes on to say “When it is squandered, it will pass away before we were aware that it was passing.” Time will pass us by, if we are not careful!
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