Smiles Are Not
Always Happy
Tom Viall

How am I living my dash
on my tombstone. I better start living the remainder
of that dash before it is too late. I don't want to
feel responsible for so many in hell. Hell is real - I
have felt its heat and smelled of its sulfur. The Bible has
become so real and alive for me. Sometimes it is not my
place to question and argue, but it is always my place to
obey. Don't expect me to understand, instead expect me to learn,
to seek, and to teach. I expect myself to teach a knowledge,
a good news and yet I hold back and when I die no one
will care about how many friends I had. I can no longer buy
friendship for the price of holding back the tickets to Heaven.
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