“i am not convinced that your date of death is the date carved on your tombstone. most people die long before that. we start dying when we have nothing worth living for. and we don’t really start living until we find something worth dying for.” -mark batterson
batterson’s words remind me today of the importance of paying attention to what it is we’re actually living for. what we see, and hold to in our lives that we feel is actually worth dying for. even if that dying is simply a dying to ourselves. putting something or someone in a place of more importance than our own interests or comforts or pleasures. investing in doing our lives in that way puts us in the mindset of living. really living.