Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mind the present

It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God's. He begs you to leave the future to Him and mind the present. 
--George MacDonald


  1. Oh, Kindred...do I ever need to be reminded of this. In fact, it was the title of your post rather than the picture this time that caught my attention. Our Lord tells us, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." One of my favorite verses is Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." The verb in Greek for "I will give you rest" is "anapauso." Literally it means, "I shall stop you again." Thank you for posting this.

  2. Thank you so much for your erudite and inspiring words, good Magister. I have to remind myself each day of the wise counsel to mind the present. In truth, my life is so filled with duties these days that I have to remember to "mind the moment" or I will begin to forget the reason why I am here--the reason why each of us is where we are--that is, of course, to return to the One Who fashioned each one of us. The journey is made that much more joyful when I think of all of you who are traveling it along with me, however far away you may be. May Almighty God bless you and Our Lady protect you.