Children have neither past nor future;
they enjoy the present,
which very few of us do.
~ Jean de la Bruyere
O My God,
When I look into the future, I am frightened,
But why plunge into the future?
Only the present moment is precious to me,
As the future may never enter my soul at all.
It is no longer in my power to change, correct or add to the past;
For neither sages nor prophets could do that.
And so what the past has embraced I must entrust to God.
O present moment, you belong to me, whole and entire.
I desire to use you as best I can.
And although I am weak and small,
You grant me the grace of Your omnipotence.
And so, trusting in Your mercy,
I walk through life like a little child,
Offering You each day this heart
Burning with love for Your greater Glory.
(St. Faustina Kowalska)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I forgive all past experiences.
I choose to live in the joyous now.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)