Many Years Ago…

When I was young and I heard an older person begin a sentence, “Many years ago,” my eyes would glaze over and I would begin to tune out; I doubt that I ever heard the end of the sentence.

Now as an old person, I find that I often invoke the past myself! I hereby pledge to try NOT to do this unless absolutely necessary to save life and limb. The least I can do is to try not be a boring old person.

More important, always thinking of the past keeps us from living in the present. And the present of course is where God calls us to serve and to love. —J. Douglas Ousley


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