Life Doesn’t Card You at the Door
When Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, he was only 33 years old. When Benjamin Franklin wrote Poor Richard's Almanac, he was 26. At age 18, Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein. Isaac Newton was 25 when he formulated the law of gravity.
But wait. Emanuel Kant wrote his great philosophical work at age 74. Goethe completed Faust at age 80. Giuseppe Verdi produced Ave Maria at age 85. Michelangelo did his greatest work at age 87.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Let me remind you: life doesn't card you at the door. If you have a dream, your age is the best age—in the high calling of our daily work.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will serve before kings;
he will not serve before obscure men.