Come to think of it, the epicenter of that comment is actually what I want to keep front & centera, & well in focus: Humility. Now there's a crayon I could use more often.
I don't have a Bucket List, but there are things I very much want to do or achieve while I am among the living ~ and all the more so as the #70 is now clearly within view. Thus it shook me a bit when I realized how many of those things involve some form of vanity or another. The list is too long to itemize so you'll have to trust me; it's a crayon I've pulled out & used far too often.
But here we go, friends ... the first day of a new year. I almost hesitate to step out as if I'll muss up new fallen snow or draw outside the lines. Then again, some of my most precious masterpieces are the ones that were born in those ways.
"Come now, let us settle the matter,"
says the Lord.
"Though your sins are like scarlet
they shall be as white as snow;
although they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land ... "