Marking the Passage of Time

“Time has no divisions to mark its passage… Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.” (from Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain)

One way to mark the passage of human time,
maybe the only meaningful way for us as Christians,
is to measure it in terms of our spiritual growth.

Are we more loving, grace-ful and compassionate than we were this time last year?
Are we more transparent to the grace of God?
Are we more mature in our understanding of self, God and neighbor?

It is amazing to me that we’ll always pray from generation to generation
“May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,”
however advanced we become in science, technology and knowledge.
Human soul, including my own, is an enigma to me.
“May your will be done in me as it is in heaven”
will continue to be my prayer as it has been all my life.
The biggest challenge to me, my biggest growing edge, is learning to know my truest Self.
It is indeed a lifelong task.

There are two kinds of time in biblical Greek.: Chronos, the chronological time, and Kairos, the time of God, the moment of God, moment of Truth.
Every moment is Kairos if we allow God to be present.
Each moment can be an epiphany; God will make us into a new being.

How do you want to mark the passage of your time?
How do you want to find yourself this time next year?
On what do you want God to work in you in the new year?

I wish you and all your loved ones a blessed new year.

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