“I would turn every minute into an age, nothing would be wasted, every minute would be accounted for…” Dostoevsky, The IdiotFyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot
If given another chance, nothing will be wasted.
Because I attach so much importance to it, I was pleased this morning when I listened to Father Mike Schmitz’s ‘minute homily’ about the adulterous woman on the ‘Hallow’ website.
Father Mike suggests an important idea: if you were given a moment in your life to relive, what would it be? Since time travel is not possible, he suggests we approach every moment with these thoughts in mind:
- Every moment can be your new lease on life.
- Let this moment you are living in mean something.
- Don’t waste a moment of time… Use it wisely.
- Don’t allow a single moment of your life to be wasted.
- Every moment of your life must be accounted for.
The sooner a person can grasp and understand this, the more satisfying and productive his life is apt to be.
There are moments in my life I would like to relive and choices I’ve made I wish I could change. It will never happen, so I move forward more thoughtfully to make each moment mean something, to make each moment a new lease on life. It is of no consequence whether I’m 75-years old or 5-years old.
Like many of us who will read this post, you have children and grandchildren; I encourage you to pass it on to your children and grandchildren so that no matter how good your life may be, theirs might be just a little bit better.