Time is pre­cious

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - — Pas­tor Rob Rodgers Dalby Bap­tist Church

THE in­ven­tion of tele­vi­sion has dra­mat­i­cally changed how we spend our “free time”. Aus­tralians, on av­er­age, spend 1095 min­utes (18.25 hours) each week sit­ting in front of the TV – that’s about 2.6 hours a day. That’s a fair chunk of our lives. But is it en­joy­able, or just some­thing we do to pass the time?

There’s a big dif­fer­ence be­tween en­joy­ing a good pro­gram and sim­ply watch­ing TV. We all en­joy watch­ing a good show on tele­vi­sion, but that’s not the same as plop­ping down in front of the TV to watch what­ever hap­pens to be on.

We try to teach our kids to be se­lec­tive in their view­ing habits, and to use their time wisely, but how many adults do it just to kill time and hope­fully get en­ter­tained?

I reckon “life” can be a bit like that. Most peo­ple don’t think too much about “life” – their life – unless they en­counter some tragedy. We can’t ac­tu­ally kill time, but life is frag­ile and time does fly – and it goes by very quickly.

The ques­tion is: Does your life mirror your TV watch­ing? Are you wast­ing it by just go­ing through the mo­tions, hop­ing for some en­ter­tain­ment along the way? Or is your ex­pe­ri­ence of life gen­uinely en­joy­able? Are you us­ing what time you have wisely? Have you thought about the big­ger pic­ture – about what hap­pens when your time on earth is up?

Think about pop­ping into one of the dozen or so churches in town this Sun­day. It’ll only take about 90 min­utes of your time, and you might just dis­cover some­thing life-chang­ing. It’ll be time wisely spent.

4672 5500 ed­i­toral@dal­by­her­ald.com.au face­book.com/Dal­byNews­pa­pers 44 Cun­ning­ham St, Dalby, 4405

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