What Matters Most (On Any Birthday)

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY DECEMBER 2, 2019

         TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY. NO, I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU MY AGE, THOUGH YOU CAN PROBABLY FIND OUT ON LINE.

         AS I GET OLDER (DON’T WE ALL), I AM INCREASINGLY FOCUSED ON THE KINGDOM JESUS SAID IS NOT OF THIS WORLD. SOME YEARS AGO I WROTE A BOOK TITLED “THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST.” IT WAS A CRITIQUE OF THE 1960S GENERATION THAT WREAKED SOCIAL AND MORAL HAVOC ON THE COUNTRY.

         WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST TO YOU? IS IT POLITICS? I HOPE NOT. IS IT MONEY, THINGS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY WEAR OUT AND BE DISCARDED, OR WIND UP IN AN ESTATE SALE.

         WHAT OR WHO IS MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE? IT DOESN’T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE AN IDOL TO BE AN IDOL. IDOLS COME IN ALL SORTS OF SHAPES, SIZES AND DISGUISES.

         WHEN I WAS A KID MOST FAMILIES STUCK TOGETHER. DIVORCE WAS A STAIN ON ONE’S CHARACTER AND IN MANY CASES DISQUALIFIED ONE FROM HIGH OFFICE. NOW IT DOESN’T MATTER. FEW THINGS DO. THINGS THAT WERE ONCE SCANDALOUS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AS NORMAL.

         SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ON ANY DAY, NOT JUST BIRTHDAYS. IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEND ME A GIFT, A DONATION TO VALUES THROUH MEDIA WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS. I’M CAL THOMAS.