A Thought from Father David: The Gift of Time
Friends, I have been thinking more about time, the stuff this fragile life is made of. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Every day is a gift, a blessing never to be repeated in quite the same way. We are wise to take this gift seriously, and to use it prudently, with Heaven our focus, our destiny, our true Home.
Approaching 65 in a couple months, I wonder where the years went! Time, indeed, marches on! My dear dad – Howard – at 93 is frail and stooped. I remember the hearty firefighter who ran like the wind, and with whom I, as a child, could hardly keep up! In myself, too, I see time-related changes, such as in more limited energy, and in the reflection that looks back at me from the mirror! Maybe some of you can relate?
Friends, this is all part of God’s loving design. We are made humbler by it, and more inclined to recognize our absolute dependence on Him. This in turn factors into our sense of common humanity and our life priorities: We want to walk ever-closer with God in prayer, and in how we treat each other.
St. Paul in today’s Letter to the Hebrews reminds us of the account we must someday render. May we wisely use the gift of time we have been given this day for God’s greater glory!