Today's Daily Bread
Mon. Jun 29, 2015: Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19
I have competed well; I have finished the race. On my 50th birthday (oh, to be 50 again), a birthday card said, “Fifty is not over the hill ... but you can see it from here.” That’s how I feel today about Paul’s self-assessment. I’m not ready to say I’m done with the race ... but the finish line is closer and I find myself wanting to do what I can now to be able to say someday, “I’ve competed well.” One problem is we don’t know when that someday will be. Such lack of knowledge being the case, it’s best to presume that someday is today ... or maybe tomorrow. Peter, Paul and all you holy men and women, pray for us.