We may not have noticed but yesterday something spectacular happened. People were prepared for a massive change and some even made sure their will was known to a law-firm, just in case. Others clinged to mountains or had themselves locked up in a basement.
However, the major change everone was looking for just got spoiled by the many changes that influence the world. These days the world is full of butterfly effects. Every event you share on facebook makes someone else laugh, cry or leaves them indifferent skipping yours and on to the next event of another contact. However, the end of the Maya calender could not be missed. Everyone had a say about it. And that may be the biggeste change ever. It is not in everyone's interest when a plane crashes or when a hurricane approaches a shore. But when the clock stops ticking, that is something which will impact everyone. This realization made the greatest number of people ever to consider this one date and one time, even in attempts to dissociate oneself from the unbelievers.
This leads me to think: what in the world will interest people more then the time left for them. Caught in an interbellum myself in between jobs I wish I could live my life twice or three times. However, I have been given just about 24 hours a day, and do not know how many days are still in stock for me. How important to enjoy each and every minute with thanksgiving. Just like the one butterfly that lives for only one day (eendagsvlinder). Let us at least make a ripple in the air and enjoy the Christmas season, trusting Christ left a ripple that provides for life in abundance.
My name is Reinier van Hoffen.
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