Make the best possible use of your time.
Author Frederick Buechner says it takes one-sixth as long to write Xmas as it does to write Christmas. “If you do your cards by hand,” Buechner claims, “it is possible to save as much as seventy-five or eighty minutes a year.”
I’m stumped about how Buechner came up with those numbers—but his concluding comment is spot-on: “It is tempting to say that what you do with this time that you save is your own business. However, the Christian position is that there’s no such thing as your own business.”
That’s so, because “You are not your own; you were bought at a price” (1 Cor 6:19–20). No wonder Paul told us we should “make the best possible use of [our] time.”
Time is a terrible thing to waste;
it’s a slice of life.