When Time Moves

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When Time Moves

At the end of one year and the beginning of another there is a pause as we think back of the year gone by and perhaps give a general assessment of what the year was like. This could be that it was a brilliant year, or as Queen Elizabeth noted in 1992 it was an “annus horribilis”. Our lives are seemingly divided by the arbitrary dates and spans of time.

These divisions help us. We are better able to plan. We can then use time wisely. But time is something we have so little of. Those who live to very old age are few though a growing number are living into their nineties. We see time “kairos” which seems to drip drip and we don’t notice the passing of 25 or 30 years. But indeed it is gone. And we realize that all those things we wanted to accomplish and didn’t – putting off until “someday” – and then seeing it was too late. Old dreams are swept aside and the reality of present time sets in.

We need to remember in all of this, that while we have to live “in time” God does not. He is outside of our time and is not limited to it or by it. Eternity is “time” for God, no beginning and no end. What can this do for us who are bound to a limited time here? We can remember that God experienced time through the years in the life of Jesus (Emmanuel – God With Us) who walked among us and lived our time experience. So yes he does understand “time”. The creator of the universe also chose to be part of that same creation, to live with his creation! So when I hear a secular artist sing “What if God Was One of Us?” I can reply he was and he understands our condition. Our time therefore can be used for good; for the good of others and the holiness and sanctification of ourselves and those around us.

Let us live the coming year in the knowledge that we can and should live a life full of expectation and offering service to others and living a life in communion with God and humanity.  “Your days at the most cannot be very long, so use them to the best of your ability for the glory of God and the benefit of your generation.” (General William Booth)


The Good Life or the life that is good?

We tend to think of “the Good Life” in images we have seen of others living a life many would desire. These are frequently scenes of wealthy living, scenes of excess and indulgences beyond the reach of many. Most of these ideas are connected to money which is able to provide for the luxury we might associate with the Good Life.
But what really is the Good Life?

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Overcoming Us

We are at times inhibited from reaching out potential, be that in personal or family life, spiritual life, education etc. Sometimes we see this in our old school reports: “Brad could do better”, “Brad is not reaching his full potential”. Not surprising then that these comments sometimes remain with us for life. We become the stumbling block at times to our own success. But we often can’t see ourselves as we are in order to correct this.

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