Minister’s Letter       October 2014

 

The Lord be with you. 

mary

In the 1920s, someone bet Ernest Hemingway ten dollars that he couldn't write a complete story in just six words. Hemingway came back with:

"ForSale: baby shoes, never worn."

He won the bet.  

Inspired by this, Smith Magazine (an online magazine devoted to storytelling in all its forms - www.smithmag.net) asked readers to sum up their own lives in just six words.

The results were reproduced in a book called “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure”. Here are some of the entries:

Head in books, feet in flowers. (H. Thomson)

Trust me, I did my best.  (R. Kemp)

Married childhood sweetheart. Two children. Content.  (S. McMullen)

Wasted my whole life getting comfortable.  (R. Merrington)

Worry about tomorrow, rarely enjoy today! (R. Rabone)

Not quite finished, tell you later. (D. Nicholson)

Grandma runs faster than my brain. (M.M.)

Not getting old, just more detailed. (A.M.)

Life is hard, eat more chocolate. (Sydney aged 10)

I still make coffee for two. (Y.D.)

Following this same idea, Jesus might have summarized his life this way:
"To seek and save the lost." (Luke 19:10) or …

"To give abundant life to all." (John 10:10)

Paul might have summarized his life: "Tough fight, long race, won both." (2 Timothy 4:7)

King David might have said:
"The Lord is all I need." (Psalm 23:1)

How would you summarize your life? How would you summarize your relationship with God?

Until the next time:  The Lord bless you and keep you.

Your minister ... Mary

 

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