Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bold Brit

Old and Bold
(by R.P.Edwards)

There’s something about
The advance of gray
In what you do
In what you say
No longer preening
To please the eye
With honest words…
Here’s how
Here’s why
“You want my opinion?”
Well, here it goes
Sorry about
Your tender toes
But there’s something about
The end of years
Through dimming eyes…
Your vision‘s…clear

“You want some advice, Tiger Woods?  Turn to Christ.”  Well, not exactly in those words, but on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume, a venerable contributor was asked his opinion in regards to sports and the New Year, and, by golly…he gave his opinion.

I always liked Brit.  His calm demeanor; his friendly Bassett-like jowls (no offense); his knowledgeable input and, his ability to take a strong position without being overly combative.  Well, a while back he semi-retired and I remember that he said one of his goals in his latter years…had to do with his faith in God.

As the beginning poem implies, there’s an honesty that can come with age.  Perhaps it’s the realization that life is limited and that ultimately, all our previous milestones--wealth, fame, travel, influence--pale in the silhouette of the coming reaper.  Yes, things are put in perspective.  So…when Mr. Hume was asked a question, he gave an answer.

You know, I’m still, somewhat, in the “preening” phase of life.  Yes, I’ve passed the half century mark, but there are still “goals” and aspirations.  However, upon reflection, I have to concur with Brit…forgiveness and redemption is found in Christ.  And, ultimately, and eternally, that’s where it’s at.

I don’t know if the commentator’s remarks prompted me to action, but there’s a new feature to the left.  It’s a simple gospel message link.  For…when all is said and done…there’s an eternity waiting.  And it might be wise, now and then, to give it…and “Him”…a thought.

That’s what I think.  How about you?  Click comments below…and say.

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