Priorities: Discerning the “Whatevers” From the Worthy in Biblical Counseling
by Ed Welch, CCEF
Teens can say it, and they might be saying something foolish. Old people can say it, and they might be saying something wise. Full disclosure. I am an old person - AARP eligible, though still awaiting discounts on public transportation.
Old people, of course, can say “whatever” for wrong reasons, but the vantage point of older age can reveal to us what is worth getting upset about and what isn’t. “Whatever” is actually a very important part of wisdom: an ongoing task in life is to discern what is more important and what is less important.