Illustration: Living for Today
J. Michael Shannon | Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University.
In a recent "Beetle Bailey" comic strip, Beetle says to his army buddy, while they are washing the latrine floor, "I don't mind the past, because it is over and done with; and I don't mind the future, because there is always hope. What I never liked is the present." Hasn't that always been one of our critical issues—dealing with the present?