The Future is something which everyone reaches
at the rate of sixty minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.
~ C.S. Lewis
Which sweep of the clock's hand is the more significant?
Is it a milli-second that occurs just before dawn, or at the close of day?
Is it the one just ahead of lunch, or might it be
the collective force of an entire hour?
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,
“Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child to him,
and placed the child among them.
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless
you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Every moment is a golden one for
him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
~ Henry Miller
“I did not come to destroy (the Law) but to fulfill.
For assuredly, I say to you,
till heaven and earth pass away,
one jot or one tittle will by no means
pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
Whoever therefore breaks one of
the least of these commandments,
and teaches men so, shall be called least
in the kingdom of heaven;
but whoever does and teaches them,
he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
My life and yours are made up of jots & tittles,
nicks of time, layer-upon-layer of living.
They are a collection of days,
which are a collection of milli-seconds.
I am left to wonder which of them I could eliminate,
without affecting all the others; the ones
that have already passed, and those yet to come?
Perhaps the least among the moments
of my life are, in fact, the greatest.
It would sure be in keeping with His economy.