Today Tony Snow returned to stand in front of the White House press corps. Don’t go writing any obituaries for him just yet. After his quick intro of the day he took the time to talk about his journey this past month saying at the end, “you’ve got to realize you’ve got the gift of life, so make the most of it. And that is my view, and I’m going to make the most of my time with you.”
We should all stand up and applaud Tony and his wife and his kids. They are the living embodiment of courage. This past weekend at his college reunion he spoke even more powerful words:
“God hasn’t promised us tomorrow, but he has promised us eternity.”
Oh to live like that every day. That, I have come to realize, is impossible. It is too hard to say that I am going to live every day of the rest of my life with such radical purpose and clarity that it will have been a great last day should that be true. But it is possible to live that way for the next minute and the next hour and even for the next day. That though is all that God wants of us. James puts it this way in the fourth verse of the fourth chapter: “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow” No, we don’t but we do know what we can do today. Amen.