The Blank Calendar

by admin ~ January 9th, 2016. Filed under: Brandenburg.

I often say to students at the beginning of a new six weeks that the pages are blank on the grade book.  We don’t have grade books anymore but you get the point.  Every new section of the school year is there ready to be filled up with new grades.  Nothing is there.  Everything is to look forward to.  This is how life is.  Whatever you have left hasn’t been spent.  Everyone is given a certain number of minutes that each person gets to invest.  How will you use them?  The goal is to invest them in something more valuable than them.  In other words, you can get more out of your life than your life itself, depending on how you invest it.  You do that by investing in something eternal.  To do that, you’ve got to believe it.  You’ll know if you believe it by what you do with that time.  If you invest in the eternal, you know that you believe in the eternal.  If you invest in the temporal, what is just of this world alone, of merely this time you possess on earth alone, then that’s what you believe in.  God knows for sure.  Sometimes people may not know.  They deceive themselves.  You should consider whether you believe or not.  How will you know?  It’s what you invest in.  The boxes and the pages of 2016 are blank for you.  What will you do with them?  As a believer, you know what it will be about.  You know because it is what you believe.

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