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In Life We Do Things
In life we do things. Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But, they make us who we are, and in the end, they shape every detail about us.
If we were to reserve any of them, we wouldn't be the same person. So, just live, make mistakes. Have wonderful memories. But, never second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly where you're going.
People are Often Unreasonable
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway, because in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Be patient with everyone, but above all, with yourself. Do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbor’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? They who are fretted by their own failings will not be correct them. All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind.
Crossing the Threshold
Many times today I will cross over a threshold. I hope I’ll catch a few of those times. I need to remember that my life is, in fact, a continuous series of thresholds: from one moment to the next, from one thought to the next, from one action to the next.
Help me appreciate how awesome this is. How many are the chances to be really alive to be aware of the enormous dimension we live within.
On the threshold, the entire past and the endless future rush to meet one another. They take hold of each other and laugh. They are so happy to discover themselves in the awareness of a human creature. On the threshold, the present breaks all boundaries. It is a convergence, a fellowship with all time and space. We find You there. And we are found by You there.
Help me cross into the present moment—into wonder, into Your grace: that "now-place," where we all are, unfolding as Your life moment by moment. Let me live on the threshold as threshold.
More reflections coming soon!
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
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