I find it so easy to lose perspective. I get wrapped up in my little life very easily. It’s easy to become selfish and no longer look at things long term. I see it in people’s day to day lives. They’re not interested in God. They’re not interested in having children. They’re interested in themselves and their pleasuring of themselves today.
It’s weird. I always think about my funeral when I look at my life. I feel like I either see a mausoleum built with one old man standing in front of it in a black coat. And then a plane flies over and hundred dollar bills float down slowly. Then I look again and see a simple gravestone with old people, younger people, and many children. The difference being how I spent my days in my 20s and 30s. Did I make it my priority to alienate others in hopes of getting ahead, marrying my job, and in theory making it? Or did I get married, have many children, teach my children, and love my friends and family?
Life is short. Just as the flower of the field, we flourish but when the night comes we’re gone and remembered no more.
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