22 February 2013

Note to self: Just one day at a time

It is a blessed secret, this of living by the day.  Any one can carry his burden, however heavy, till nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, quietly, patiently, lovingly, and purely till the sun goes down.  And this is all that life really ever means to us - just one little day.  "Do today's duty, fight today's temptation, and do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things you cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.": God gives us nights to shut down the curtain of darkness on our little days.  We cannot see beyond, and we ought not to try to see beyond.  Short horizons make life easier, and give us one of the blessed secrets of brave, true holy living.

From Secrets of a Beautiful Life


Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I came across your blog from another blog and I cannot tell you much I needed to read what you wrote. Bless you. EMichelle

Ruby said...

Thanks Tricia. It is so easy to let yourself go and wallow in all the what ifs of tomorrow. "Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof"!
I hope you and the whole family are going well. I seem to have been a long time off the blog trail and am very busy these days. That's despite our household being back to only four!