Rev. Jimmie Scott –
As the pandemic continues to morph into different variations , more people are finding it frustrating and more challenging to stick to the basic healthcare recommendations by all the world’s health organizations. Perhaps that’s indicative of our desire to master time and to manipulate it according to our own purpose. Having acquainted ourselves with the many comfort-producing and time-saving mechanisms of modern day life there is an implicit notion that we are managing time. In fact the opposite is true.
As far back in history as the year 1225, long before English became a common language, the statement, “Time waits for no one”’ was a part of the common folklore. The Roman stoic, Seneca, summed it up best with this statement, “Life well lived is long enough.” No matter what conditions we live under we have the capacity to live well. He continued, “There are more things that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than reality.”
What are you imagining? Try these thoughts on for size this week.