by David Cawston

Get a Life
David Cawston
Proverbs 14:27

A man came into the office one morning looking very depressed. His colleagues asked him what the trouble was. "I'm suffering from a sexually transmitted disease." There was embarrassed silence until somebody dared ask what it was. "It's called life."

Everybody is trying to find out what life really is all about.

Top five questions that adults would ask God if they were certain they'd get a direct answer:
1. Why am I here on earth? 34%
2. Is there life after death? 19%
3. Why do bad things happen? 16%
4. Is there intelligent life elsewhere? 7%
5. How long will I live? 6%
--USA Today 5-28-99 aug99

Some people are so busy they miss it!

I was Dying to . . . First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work. And then I was dying to retire. And now I am dying . . . And suddenly I realize I forgot to live. –Lewis

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. -- W.M.

"The trouble with the rat race is even if you win, you're still a rat." --Lily Tomlin

An old saying has it that there are three things we should not discuss in polite company: sex, politics and religion. We don't follow this advice when it comes to sex and politics. Sexuality, especially in the context of relationships, is an everyday topic of conversation. Office and national politics are discussed constantly.

The third theme alone is missing.
Next time you're at a party, try sidling up to someone and ask, "So what do you think about God, anyway?" You will quickly find yourself alone.

Everyone has his or her own ideas about God, we are told. But that is equally true of sex and politics. The truth seems to be that most of us have lost the knack for talking about ...

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