The theme of spending your life returned in the First Reading from James 4 today when the writer asks. What is your life? and responds with “For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Life is short and time to make a difference can dissolve before one blinks. What are you living for? What do you want to do before you leave this place? Is there something that burns within you that must be accomplished before the mist dissipates? Is there a deed to do, a song to sing, a story to tell, or a child to raise? Before the mist vanishes, what is on your must-do list?