Monday, February 6, 2012

Enjoying the Present

"The humans live in time, but our Enemy destines them to eternity.  He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself and to that point of time which they call the Present.  For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.  Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which our Enemy has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them.  He would therefore have them continually concerned either with eternity (which means being concerned with Him) or with the Present - either meditating on their eternal union with, or separation from, Himself, or else obeying the present voice of conscience, bearing the present cross, receiving the present grace, giving thanks for the present pleasure." - The Screwtape Letters

"Maybe it’s about this: God uses the day to seize usGod carpe diems.
God seizes the days: God seizes time and uses it as an instrument to transform. God seizes every moment to sculpt souls and shape lives and transform ashes into glory. What if isn’t so much about seizing kairos moments and surviving chronos moments — but seeing all as Christ-filled moments? That God seizes the moment to make me more like Christ and what if I seized more of the moments, because there is something of my Savior in them?" - A Holy Experience (read the rest of the post here)

Necessary reminders to be present in the Present as I face the paradox of desperately wanting the next few weeks to fly by so we can finally see Baby E...and desperately wanting to find the hidden pause button that will make dear Harriet stop Growing Up so quickly.