In a motion picture called “The Dead Poet’s Society,” Robin Williams plays the role of a teacher in an exclusive eastern prep school. On the first day of school, he takes the class of boys out into the hallway to look at the pictures of past, now dead, graduates of the school. He motivates them to learn and excel in life with the following words: “We are food for worms, Lads! Believe it or not each and every one of us in this room one day will stop breathing, turn cold, and die. Step forward and see these faces from the past. They were just like you are now. They believe they’re destined for great things. Their eyes are full of hope. But, you see, gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. If you listen real close, you will hear them whisper their legacy to you. Lean in. What do you hear?” Then Robin says in an eerie grave-like voice, “Carpe Diem!” (Latin for seize the day) “Seize the day boys! Make your lives extraordinary!”
Friends, we need to seize the day for the Lord. We need to make our Christian life extraordinary for the Lord. We do this by giving extra effort in fulfilling the requirements of the following: “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength … Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mk. 12:29-31). We must love the Lord with every ounce of our being. Remember, loving the Lord means keeping His commandments (Jn. 14:15).
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”