Monday, February 2, 2015

Learning from sadness

Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.
After all, everyone dies: so the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.
Ecclesiastes 7:2-4

So the question coming out of any time of mourning for a lost loved one is this: What have you learned?  Are you refined in any way?

Brittany's grandpa passed away a couple of weeks ago.  I think I learned a couple things:
1) Leading and influence doesn't require you to be loud.
2) Family time is an important thing for fathers to create and protect.

Now the challenge for the living is to actually put those things into practice.

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