The voted motto of my graduating high school class was the hopeful instruction: “Live life to the fullest!” Though I suspect we all had different ideas about what living life to the fullest really meant, we were united in our longing to seize every opportunity and meet life in all of its abundance.
Joy Davidman tells the story of an old missionary ministering among a tribe of cannibals. The missionary was hard at work trying to convert the native chief. The chief listened patiently but at last said to the missionary, “I do not understand. You tell me that I must not take my neighbor’s wife. Or his ivory, or his oxen.”
“That’s right,” said the missionary. The chief continued, “And I must not dance the war dance and then ambush him on the trail and kill him.”
“Absolutely right!” exclaimed the missionary.
“But I cannot do any of these…
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