When our children fall away, do we wear our sackcloth on the inside?
OKLAHOMA CITY — “If my children don’t live up to…
The Jackson Sun in Tennessee reports:
Doug Burleson stood on stage in Loyd Auditorium at Freed Hardeman University a little after 6 p.m. Sunday and told about 900 middle and high school students their time on earth is running out.
He showed a video of the days of one’s life broken down into stacks of jelly beans, wherein stacks equaling trivial tasks, such as grocery shopping and yard work, were compared with equal or lesser-sized piles of jelly beans equivalent in number to the average amount of time people in America spend helping others or contributing to the betterment of society.
As the jelly beans were scooped away, under categories such as sleeping and eating and working, the students were left with the questions of where goes the meaningful hours and how does one find purpose?
The co-director of the university’s Christian leadership camp, Horizons, now in its 33rd year, Burleson told the young people to look at Jesus Christ for an example on how one should spend the days of one’s life.
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