April 19, 2023 –
The first paragraph of an obituary column in the March 12, 1995, issue of the New York Times read: “Victor Dorman, who helped change the way Americans buy cheese by putting ‘the Paper Between the Slices.’” He was 80. This short summation sums up a lifetime of achievements.
Many lives are eminently forgettable. Occasionally, someone manages to put “the paper between the slices.” For example, Biblical characters who put the paper between the slices are:
Abraham — the Man of Faith
Jacob — the Trickster
Moses — the Servant of God
Balaam — the Man who experienced God through a talking donkey
David — the Man after God’s own heart
Enoch — the Man who walked with God
Job — the Man of patience
Paul — the Missionary to the Gentiles
John the Apostle — the Disciple Jesus loved
God placed you here for a reason. The reason is the paper between the slices. What is the summation of your life? Will it be forgettable, or will it read as the Man or Woman who walked with God like Noah, Enoch, and Levi?