The year of living dangerously
This year I turn 60.
I can't explain how my insides can feel like I am maybe in my early 20's.
And my outside says "nuh, uh."
I would LOVE to come here and brag about all the wonderful things I have accomplished in my 60 years on this earth.
But...I haven't done all that much to brag about.
Instead, I want to tell ya what I WANT to yet accomplish with the time I have left on this earth.
I have narrowed it down to just two things.
Love Jesus (more)
Love people (more)
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.
ps...there might not be anything "graceful" about this whole aging thing for me...know what I mean?