Encounter A Mindful Moment

Perhaps your mind is full but all the more reason to be mindful of a few things that really, really matter; like you, others and how Christ’s actions, His grace is big enough for everyone.

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Mindful Of The Moment

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and defended high-profile clients in many famous trials of the early 20th century.  When asked to share how he was able to remain so hopeful when defending so much tragedy, his response was profound…

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…“when we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys, and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching the same end: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”

 

The theme of this meditation from Psalm 90 is just that. A reflection on helping other fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on.  Being mindful of living in the present moment.

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.

 

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