Clergy Corner: Stop and Smell the Roses

Too much rushing during the holidays risks our losing the gift of time Photo courtesy of Michael FalgoutMichael Falgout, Pastor, Hemet Church of the Nazarene. ■ Michael Falgout / Contributed Many years ago, someone planted rose bushes in my front yard. They dug and scraped to make room for them, watered, trimmed their branches. Maybe pricked a finger or two in the process. And now, I get to reap the rewards. The roses in my front yard require minimal effort. On busy days, I walk by them without paying much attention. But, on a good day, they call out to me and invite me to “stop and smell the roses.” They

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