It was creative.
It was heartfelt.
It was inspiring.
One can only imagine the fear of passing before your wife and children.
I have known too many families where this is true.
This life is not easy and sometimes bad things happen to good people. Life is not simple. The more I try to make sense of it the more I am left with questions unanswered.
I have learned to not always ask why, but to ask how will this shape me?
Instead of trying to find an answer, find a way to help.
Say what you want about Oprah, the one thing I can say is that she gives back. She helps people. I do not care about her intentions of why, the fact of the matter is that she does, help. I respect that. She recently discovered this couple and there story...
Don't you just love their accents!
I do not have the funds to help people the way I want. Actually, this year I have found more people helping me out, especially since my family started this journey to plant a church. One day I would love to help people they way they have helped me. It would be awesome to have the resources to give back like Oprah.
I can however in the in-between do this; be more positive than negative.
We live in a broken world, with broken people, it can feel like hell.
C.S. Lewis says it best,
"Taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long your are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature."
The best thing we can do as we wait for the other side of eternity,
is bring a little heaven here on earth in the little things we do every day.