Friday, August 01, 2008

Daily Digest #109

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12

When all the pictures of our life are laid on the table, they will reveal our recurring words and actions. What story will they tell? For me, the picture of our lives is revealed by the relationships we make in our lifetime. What kind of son/daughter are we to our parents? What kind of friend to those near and far? Husband/wife? Father/mother? What kind of employee are we to our bosses, or to our co-workers, or subordinates? What kind of neighbor are we to other building tenants/home owners? How do we treat strangers, or people of other races? How do we treat our enemies, or the less fortunate? Do we only pray for our own sake, or for others as well?

Honestly, our lives are very limited, but God wants us to learn the things that truly matter -- things that bring us closer to Him. I just read a forwarded email a few days ago, about how we're in a hurry to grow up, then wish we were younger when we grow old. I guess it's because we often fail to make our lives meaningful for the time given to us. Each day counts. Every minute of every day.

For this, let us pray. May we not count how long we live, but how we live our lives. May God teach us to love, and value each relationship that comes our way. May we learn to cast away selfishness and pride, so we may offer ourselves fully to God, and our neighbors. Pray always.

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