Gentle readers, the recent death of my former brother in law has given me pause. I suppose this is as it should be; death is certainly a reason to evaluate life and the choices we are making as we live.
I find unfortunately that many times my life is on auto-pilot. Busy with the things that need to be done as a father, step-father, grandfather, spouse, employee, minister...you get the picture. I suspect your own life has a similar tilt...at least that would put me in good company.
So much time spent in life that is without intent...just rolling along. Words of a song come to mind...
"With life , you never know,
When you're comin' up to the end of the road;
So what do we do then;
With tragedy around the bend?
We live, We love;
We forgive, and never give up
'Cause the days we are given are a gift from above;
So today we remember to live and to love"
(sorry, they had the embed disabled on the video...but take a listen....)