At eighty-six, it’s still great to be alive. I don’t think I’d say that if I lived in the Sudan, and I had some qualms when the doctor at St. Francis Hospital offered me quadruple coronary bypass about seven years ago. But I live in Western Civilization, and that has made all the difference.
In the Mideast, war is breaking out with a people that are not part of the Western Judeo-Christian peace – it is a hard lesson to learn when you are part of Hezbollah. But life is full of hard lessons.
In contrast, I love it when everything goes according to plan and new ideas pop up that are related to what I’m thinking about. I’ve done nothing to deserve the favor of the Holy Spirit, but my parents had me baptized and all the rest followed in this civilization.