December 14, 2019
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No Time to Waste

So too, you also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. (Mt 24:44) We are given fair warning: “Be prepared!” Ultimately, the amount of wisdom of Christ’s disciples is measured against the inspired and sensible...

The Power of Time

Friedrich Nietzche said: Without music, life would be a mistake. I tend to concur with this German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has certainly brought about a profound...

The Importance of Each Day

An early Christian legend states that after receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the apostles eventually went off to different countries in which to preach the Gospel. St. Thomas ended up in India. Upon arriving there, Thomas met the local king...

A Time for Choosing

Time is a problem for us. We live lives filled with multiple options with an array of many things to do and opportunities to engage ourselves in any number of tasks. Sometimes, maybe most of the time, we have so many things to do we don’t know which...

Our Relationship with Time

Does time really move faster when we are late for an appointment and trapped in a traffic jam but slower when we are sitting in a dentist’s chair having a tooth drilled? Does it start out slow in childhood, pick up speed in adulthood, and race by...

Naked Moments

At a local restaurant before the end of 2013, we met a young server, a 24-year old woman who had spent the last few years living in New York City. She had gone there to write the great American novel.  She proceeded to tell me about her story, set...

The Best Investment

The Milan Cathedral (the Duomo) is one of the largest and most beautiful in all the world. There are inscriptions over the three main entranceways. Above the right-hand door are the words, “All that pleases is but for a moment.” The words over the...

A World Without Clocks

I have always been driven by time. Movies often dramatize my feelings better than anything I can articulate. Tic tock…tick…tock…the noise can be deafening even to someone who has lost most of his normal hearing. I can feel my internal clock, ticking...

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