I like this leftovers quote: The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. ~ Calvin Trillin
Leftovers are good if you are talking about Thanksgiving Dinner. Leftovers are not always so good if you are talking about giving to God whatever you have left after you have had your fill. If a husband has a demanding job which saps energy, and all his wife ever sees is a tired, cranky, want-to-be-left-alone-in-front-of-the-tv-all-evening-every-evening kind of guy, the marriage will be less than what it could be. The wife needs more than just the leftovers. Children need more than the leftovers from parents who pay attention a minimal amount. God needs you, your heart, your energy, your focus, your mind… if the leftovers become a way of life the relationship will be less than what it could be.