Three weeks ago I was content when the small engine repair shop guy called me on my cell phone and told me that my leaf blower was unrepairable and that my snow blower was fixed and ready for the winter. I don’t suppose I ever could have guessed that the chair of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic would be calling me on the same cell phone three weeks later to further discuss treatment options for some bogus thing in my brain that I still have a hard time even pronouncing.
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’– yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’ As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil” (the Bible, James 4:13-16).