Thursday, November 19, 2015

“Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now”

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson: (1803 – 1882: American essayist, lecturer, and poet
Gospel Text: (Lk 19:41-44)
As Jesus drew near Jerusalem,
he saw the city and wept over it, saying,
“If this day you only knew what makes for peace–
but now it is hidden from your eyes.
For the days are coming upon you
when your enemies will raise a palisade against you;
they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides.
They will smash you to the ground and your children within you,
and they will not leave one stone upon another within you
because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”
Today! What other day is there?
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Psalm 95
Jesus wept over a city that had rejected him. God had visited his people and they did not recognize him. Jesus wanted to give the city an eternal Today of peace. But it was not to be. Sadly, the city would have future Todays but those Todays would see the tragic destruction of the city Jesus loved so much. Today came. God visited. They did not recognize him.
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Psalm 95

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