If the dash could speak
May 6, 2010 at 12:06 a.m.
Updated May 7, 2010 at 12:07 a.m.
At death, the dash between the dates of our birth and death says nothing, but it represents much.
We are born in time and we die in time, but the dash may well represent the years added to a life, rather than a life that was enriched by the years.
For example, we may attend a church with a tall steeple but live with short tempers.
We spend more, but have less. We sleep in expensive houses, but live in broken homes.
We may have the knowledge of a Ph.D. but don't know God.
While an attempt is being made to clean up our air, we happily live with polluted souls. We have conquered the atom, but not our prejudices, multiplied our temporal possessions, while ignoring eternal values. We talk too mundane, love too reckless, hate too rudely, drink too often, smoke too much, laugh too little, get too angry, stay up too late, watch TV too long and pray too seldom.
We live in an age when there is a need to take time and be holy. We cry for the need to take our country back, but more than that, we need our country to return back to God.
Victor Frasier Jr. Ph.D., is minister of the Flour Bluff Church of Christ in Corpus Christi.