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. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13–15, NIV 1984).
My Musings – As seen on social media: “It was a sad and disappointing day when I discovered my universal remote control did not, in fact, control the universe. Not even remotely.”
We would like to believe, I think, that we are the masters of our own destiny. We want to control our own lives, if not also the lives of others. At least to the extent that…
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