(Special to this newspaper)
A group of friends went fishing and paired off at opposite sides of the lake. That evening one of the fishermen came back alone staggering with a big catch of fish.
"Where's Jimmy?" he was asked.
"Jimmy had a stroke of some kind. He's still on the other side of the lake."
His friends couldn't believe it and exclaimed, "You left Jimmy lying there, and carried the fish back?"
"Well," said the fisherman, "I figured no one was going to steal Jimmy."
Priorities! They have to do with the choices we make with our life. They have to do with what is truly important to us.
Many realize that there is something wrong with the pace of their lives. Pressures, demands, expectations and tasks push in from all sides and demand immediate attention. Do this! Do that! Be there! Finish that! Call them! All of life screams out for our participation. The screams come from family, friends, the job, the school, the church, the club. Soon there is little left to give as we run out of energy and time.