For a long long time I resonated with a “team” more than I resonated with a concept.
I mean, I grew up pullin’ for the Vikings, so, naturally, they are the coolest team in the whole world and the Packers just suck.
And the Cowboys [Drew Pearson—shiver]
And the Steelers
And the Falcons
I digress. Anyway, teams.
My dad liked Reagan, but not until later in life, much later, did I learn that dad was a democrat, and pretty hard core too. We would often argue and debate and each of us left the conversation seriously considering the voting tendencies of the milkman. I wonder how much of that was due to the fact that I grew up THINKING dad was a Republican?
I’m pretty convinced that I’m a Christian because I grew up in a Christian family in a Christian town in a Christian nation. I think that’s pretty clear.
However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to try and back away a little bit and see things…twice. It’s an old Billy Joel song, “Things I didn’t know before I learned by doin’ twice….”
Anyway, its awareness, being able to see and focus and count the things going on around you. Sometime they happen so fat, ya miss ’em.
Try it: See if you can count —
See what I mean?