Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Gift of Right Now
Rather than my usual "woe is me, I've wasted too much time, I'll never 'make up for it..,'" last night I felt a gentle whisper of hope. If I could put it into a sentence, it was as if I sensed the words: "but you have right now."
I have right now. Knowing this in a kind of "flash," I realized that I could not turn back the clock and re-live minutes of years ago, last week, or even yesterday morning. However, I had the moment of right then. I could pray at that very instant, talking spontaneously to God, and I did so. I could choose anew to live for Christ, in that moment, and I did so.
I have forgotten to pray more often than I'd like to admit during the course of my life; sometimes I find prayer a struggle. But in each moment, I am given a new opportunity. A fresh, shining, precious chance to at least speak to God when I think of Him. A moment in which I can connect with Him, offer a word of thanks or praise; a moment in which I can start anew.
"Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made it." (St. Francis de Sales)
I have Right Now.