remember those “thought a day” calendars? a kind friend gifted me with one that fits on many levels. the following quote from William Penn strikes me every year as it comes around on the little calendar. he said:
“I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.”
what an amazing lifestyle!
how Christ-like and gracious!
I love his acknowledgement that each day is its own. there is no assumption on tomorrow, no guarantees. today holds itself and will not be repeated. and in light of that, do good and do it today! do not hesitate or second-guess the path ahead. be kind. do good. be as Christ to another.
a no-regrets life. a heart after Christ. a truly worthy life goal.
it is not big and flashy, but quiet and discreet. as Jesus taught so often.
the state of your heart.
with joy and goodwill.
not begrudging the good deed,
but living as a servant, continually on the lookout for someone needing a grace-gift in their day.
ah, Lord, teach me to be your hands and feet in this way!