To the young and the young-at-heart:

It is a sad and subtle thing to exchange big dreams for achievable goals, and to do so often results in a life that finds its hope and answers in list-based follow-through, rather than life-giving faith.

Beware the shrinking of your horizons and do not too quickly surrender the half-wild fire of youthful ideals for the tame coals of premature age.

O God, protect us from surrendering to the ideal of safe options, and keep us recklessly dependent on Your provision ’til the end.