This new blog series was birthed about a year ago when I was driving home and I found myself, once again, with my thoughts swirling about personal issues, political drama, the recent national tragedy, a good book or article etc. And through the jumble of tumbling ideas, events, appointments, etc, I heard somewhere in my heart, what are the things that matter. I mean, in the scheme of things, what really matters? Over the next few months, when confronted with a headline, a tragedy, an occurrence at work/home/church/event, the thought kept reccurring. I would say, almost out loud – people matter, character matters, integrity matters, relationship with God matters, justice matters, shelter matters, education matters,and the ability to work matters, and so on. Today, with so many ideas and messages presenting themselves as an urgent priority to command our attention, play on our fears, it helps to cut through the noise by focusing on the THINGS THAT MATTER.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.