Living is Precarious Business

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4:13-14, NIV).

You know what’s scary? Trying to buy a house. You have to scrape together ridiculous amounts of money for stuff you never knew you needed. You have to plan farther ahead than you’ve ever wanted to plan. It’s really kind of frightening. And while you’re doing all this ultra-long range planning (I’m talking a year or two, I’m only 23 after all), just about anything could happen tomorrow to screw it all up. You could lose your job. Your wife could lose her job. Interest rates could go through the roof. My new car could explode. My apartment could burn down. I could break my wrist and be unable to type.

I suppose living is a precarious business.

You know what else is scary? Fifty degree weather in January in Minnesota.

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