Friday, April 30, 2010

Elevating the Morrow, not the Day

WE ALWAYS THINK THE PRESENT DAY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. The fact is, however, it is not. We’re lulled to live so totally for the day we forget our tomorrows will hold us firmly to account for our todays.

It is far better in life to simply hold out knowing the Day doesn’t rule over anything.

It’s just the present, and whilst the present is a lovely thing we want to make the absolute moral-most from, it won’t protect us from the wiles of history which blow truthfully through our lives, and the wisdom of the ages speaking fundamentally to, for and of this truth.

It is us, in our ‘living (only) for today,’ that are fooled to think tomorrow’s sun won’t rise and take us into the courtrooms of our hearts to condemn us for the silly things we decide to do today.

Of course, we know this. And yet, we will still be tempted to do that thing or things today that will pillage us in our hindsight—in our subdued and serious reflection.

Just as easily we could elevate tomorrow and place it firmly before our conscious minds, thinking, ‘What could this thought or act benefit/cost me/others?’

I’ve said this before: half of the best life is knowing what we should focus on and the other half is doing it.

The beauty of this thought is we don’t pressure ourselves to over-commit on the promises of today—we make far too many promises that we can’t/won’t keep. Taking the back seat somewhat and prudently thinking through our circumstances—though not to the point of procrastination—helps us weigh life.

Life is, on the balance, our living opportunity to establish our way; by our acts we’re accountable—if not to life, then certainly to God.

And not one is exempt.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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