Jack’s Winning Words 9/6/16
“We are always optimists when it comes to time; we think there will be time to do things with other people. And time to say things to them.” (Fredrik Backman) A pastor preached about the shortness of life and the need to do things before “it’s too late.” Afterward a young man went home and wrote an overdue letter to his mother. Later he thanked the pastor, because that was the last letter his mother received. Is there something you need to do, now? ;-) Jack
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Yes! And I did it! Called my friend, Margaret, in Salem, OR. Had a good long talk. We are both "up there". We were co-workers at the elementary schools in Park Forest, IL. A very warm and welcoming chat ensued, Thanks for the prodding!====JACK: "Too late!" Sad words. I like the Jim Croce song, "Time In A Bottle."
FROM RI IN BOSTON: "Something" I need to do now?...for me there's quite a few things! I know it's time for me to get going, connecting with some people whose friendship or contribution to my life I value. My thoughts go there regularly but I fail to respond. Somehow I find time for trivial things instead of realizing the urgency of acting on personal relationships. It's time to change that...thanks for nudging me.====JACK: For me, making a list works.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Way too many things to be done and undone. Better get started. ====JACK: Grandson Joseph like this sign by my computer: GET TOUGH...GET OFF YOUR DUFF!
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: good words, Jack. thanks. sometimes i think time is an illusion. as in "what happened to that week? or month? or year? its just disappeared. carpe diem. seize the day...JACK: I've seen this saying: "God doesn't wear a wristwatch." He probably doesn't have a calendar, either.====SP: it was always a challenge to explain to confirmands the concept of timelessness because everything we do is governed by time. from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.====JACK: Even adults have trouble with that concept.