James Four: High-Energy Vapor

Posted: October 31, 2012 in James

So I must confess, I have a weakness for Monster energy drinks. Nothing like an addiction, mind you…but a weakness. When they started making zero-calorie options, I lost all resolve. Though I typically drink the 16 oz. option, when the occasion demands I’ll buy a 24 oz. can. These are cool. My favorite part is unscrewing the lid, listening to the pressure-releasing “pop,” and watching vapors of epicness wafting out of the can. Don’t judge me! I’m easily entertained, haha.

James has some news that’s a bit troubling in the fourth chapter of his letter. He says, “That pop-can vapor? Yeah dude. That’s your life. Where did it go? How long did it last? What significance did it really have?”

Perhaps I’m paraphrasing a bit, but not too much. His actual words are, “…You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

Life is too short to waste on trivialities. Today is too valuable to waste by obsessing about tomorrow. What can we do today that will make a difference in eternity?

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