02 January 2019

The Crucible of Time ~ Opening Thoughts

Greetings Dear Reader,

Time is the crucible in which we burn.  The actual quote is, “Time is the fire in which we burn.”   It is from Star Trek Generations.  I see time more as a crucible.  To us it is am eternal consumable.   We see it from the inside realizing that we have a finite amount of it but think of the world as timeless. 

Yesterday, most of us were given 365 more days to use for good or ill.  Some of us did not make it to today.  Tomorrow is promised to no one.  Some will not see another Spring, baseball game, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.  We are given a limited amount of time in which to refine our faith and following.  We have limited opportunities to do good to others.

In each moment of interaction, we choose whether or not we are going to show love to others or not.  When someone acts or speaks, we choose.  We are in the moment and decide if we are going to show love or not.  We choose whether an individual is worthy of our love, kindness, and respect in that moment. 

We become the sum of those moments.  No one wakes up bitter and angry on day 12,410 of life.  He or she has built to that point through constant choices of anger and through years of holding onto resentment over things that are past.  We lose moments where we can love others by focusing on what has already been done.  We do not go suddenly mad over stress or anxiety.   We become the result of interactions with others when we choose to hold onto the strife instead of seeing how much we are loved.

I want to examine time for a few days.  How we look at it and treat it determines much about how we treat each other.  My favorite image is that of the hourglass.  We will talk about that more tomorrow.  For today I want to ponder the vast nature of time and how it serves to refine us all.  It is a commodity to used wisely to make the most of the journey through the world back to HOME.  Walk with me and share your thoughts on time Dear Reader.  I always have time to listen to you.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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