This is an apple pie. Or it could have been. But some important ingredients were left out—cinnamon, brown sugar, and a nice, flaky pie crust. And no matter how many times we say it’s an apple pie, nobody will believe us. Our lives are like that too. We are given all the potential in the world, but we need to add some important ingredients—prayer, study, attendance at meetings, consideration of others—to become the people we are really capable of becoming.

[photo] Photo by Jed Clark