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In November of 1887, a boy by the name of William Whiting Borden was born. He’s undoubtedly unknown to you, and that’s probably how he would’ve wanted it. Nevertheless, in his day, Borden was a noteworthy descendant of a significant family.
The world is inundated with the notion of making life count and leaving a legacy. Society, then, does all it can to be remembered. To do something that “matters.” But Jesus’s words in Luke 14 serve to remind us that the cost of discipleship is always worth it. That a life lived for Jesus is never a waste.
William Borden was a man of great affluence, having been born into the home of William and Mary Borden, a family of great significance in the city of Chicago and the owners of a prosperous silver mine in Colorado. Upon graduating from high school at age 16, William was gifted a trip around the world from his parents.