The holidays created more television time than usual. While channel-surfing often left me in the cold, I did pick up a few jewels along the way.
For example, I caught part of a CNBC report on gazillionaire Warren Buffett, whose annual income usually trails only Bill Gates among Americans.
The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway is well beyond retirement age and means, but stays active.
Getting philosophical toward the end of the interview, he talked about how he reads something of interest every day and seeks out conversations with wise people.
He concluded: “You should finish the day a little smarter than you started the day.”
There may be some wisdom for other areas of life, including discipleship, in those words.
What if our daily pursuits of truth and insight (through reading and personal contacts) led us to finish our days more loving, generous, caring or wiser than they began?