It’s back-to-school time, and like those of you who have school-aged children, my family has been trying to come out of our summer haze and back into the routine of school days. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and it’s why I can’t help but reflect on a parable one of our Pastors shared with me and others at a recent luncheon that is worth repeating as a means to help us focus our daily lives on what is truly important. The story goes something like this…
A couple in a San Antonio household is very anxious about the new school year and juggling all the work and school schedules, meals, and issues that are common in the beginning of the year. The big question they face is whether to eat out…choices, choices—or cook in…time, time. What to do?
A couple in a West Africa household is also very anxious about the next school year and juggling all the work, school schedules, meals and issues that are common in the beginning of the year. The big question they face, is will the school open this year? Is there food for the family to eat, and who should get it? Dad to sustain work, or the kids to sustain nourishment to learn and thrive? Mom is last of course.
One issue is a 1st world problem; the other is a 3rd world problem.
How do you live your life? And, what issues consume you (no pun intended)! Choices, choices…time, time—choose better and spend your time more wisely.