Monday , December 23, 2013 - 3:29 PM
When I was a young child, our family lived in Minneapolis, Minn. We frequently crossed the Mississippi River, and each time, I was awestruck with the size and grandeur of this river. Later in my life, I have crossed the river several times and find myself marveling at its size and power.
Imagine being in a small canoe without any paddle or rudder on the Mississippi River. Your goal is to go upstream. Instead, the power of the river will eventually take you downstream to drift aimlessly. You could end up in the Gulf of Mexico without any way to direct your course.
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