“Man alone measures time.
Man alone measures the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.”
[Mitch Albom, The Timekeeper]
The minutes of daylight have begun their seasonal decent, the sunrise is softer as the angle narrows; the shadows appear earlier in the day.
“The burden of the present is that it brings us to face the fleetingness of time,” Joan Chittister writes in The Gift of Years. “The blessing of the present is that it brings us to understand the fleetingness of time – to live with the spirit in full bloom.”
Today I ask that we would be blessed to know that each day is a day of rejoicing.