In his blog for Hope Reformed Church in Grand Haven Township, the Rev. Tim Taylor explores why sometimes risk-taking is necessary. After describing a boy on a bike careening around without hands on the handlebars, Taylor ponders this question in his "When did we stop taking risks?" blog.
"And, as I remember, I started to wonder at what age do we stop taking risks?" Taylor posed. "Sure there are older people that still ride bicycles without holding onto the handlebars, but they are the exception (and) not the norm. When — and maybe better yet — why do we stop doing things that others may say are a risk?
"Risks often provided great rewards," he continued. "The risk of climbing a tree. The risk of exploring untamed territory. The risks of overnight camps. All of these things were 'risky,' but they always proved to be worth the risk with the reward earned."
To read more of Taylor's blog, click here.