The tragedy that unfolded in France this past weekend points to this one inescapable truth; one day, we are all going to die. Many of us will not know how, when, or where.
During my quiet time today I caught myself honing in on one particular segment in the Book of James, as detailed in The Human’s Manual For Living;
“And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, “Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”
This was a sobering reminder for me that my life and times are in the hands of my Master Designer. That as I map out these wonderful exploits I wish to successfully undertake and fulfill, I must plan while remaining cognizant of the truth that I am not guaranteed to take the very next breath, let alone step into the next 24-hour period. This awareness evokes a deep sense of gratitude in me that, for and in this moment, I am here. It is an awareness I will strive to no longer take for granted. I got checked!