Wednesday, July 18, 2012

936 Saturdays

936 Saturdays with your child before age 18. A sobering number. Time already seems fiber-optic fast. Our youngest just turned 18. All 936 are in the past.

One website suggests parents put 936 marbles in a jar. “Every Saturday, throw one away. You’ll never get that day back.”

What a terrible approach.
It communicates the day is lost no matter what you’ve done with it.
It promotes selfishness. “I’ve only got so many marbles.”

I’ve got to fight my tendency to live selfishly, on Saturday or any other day. In reality, I have no idea how many marbles are in my jar. God’s only given me today.