By Larry Ray Hafley
Bet His Momma’s Proud
Musician, singer, John Mellencamp recently addressed an Indiana University graduating class. Among his remarks were these:
If someone were to ask me casually about life, I would simply say, “Play it like you feel it, baby, and live it up, kid. You’ll be all right.”
Say, isn’t that the advice generally followed by billy goats, tomcats, roosters, dogs, apes, and bulls?
He Was “Not Wise”
Phillip W. Katz, the inventor of file-compression software used in computers around the world, died on April 14 in Milwaukee. He was 37. The cause was complications from chronic alcoholism, according to the Milwaukee medical examiner’s office.”
Truly, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Prov. 20:1). “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder” (Prov. 23:31, 32).
He Could’ve Had His Wish
World War II hero and big time movie star of a generation ago, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., died May 7, at the age of 90. In an interview in 1989, he said, “I’ve led an enormously lucky life. I’ve done what I wanted to do. I worked hard and played hard, and it was all tremendously rewarding. I just wish it could go on and on and on.”
Well, it could have (Dan. 12:2, 3; 1 Thess. 4:17).
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