Woody Allen once famously said, “Ninety percent of life is just showing up.” He’s right. I heard watched countless adults eulogize their parents at funerals, saying, “My father never missed one of my games.” Many spoke glowingly of a parent who instilled values, passed along life lessons and was always there for them. Does your presence make a difference?
The Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie is the founder and executive director of the Center for Biblical Studies and the creator of The Bible Challenge, a global ministry. He is author and editor of several books about the Bible, a conference leader and rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Pa. You can email him at: email@example.com.