Do you worry that your future joys may be fleeting? Do you feel your past pain was unavoidable? Surrender those thoughts and center on this moment to be kind and considerate to others. How can you make the path brighter and easier as you journey with other fellow travelers on the road? How might God use you to bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for those you meet at every turn and every moment?
Ponder that and when you are ready, whether at first light or in the long shadows of evening, concede to surrender the past and future. Be mindful of living in the present moment for it will be then and there you will encounter the peace and wisdom of God.
Let me pray this closing benediction over you to realize how short your life is. Find wisdom in the truth that your days are numbered and there discover peace. Now may this time with Christ, the mind of the Holy Spirit, and your present encounter with God be what directs you at this moment, Amen.