Not long before Christ's birth an ancient Greek scholar Horace penned the aphorism, Carpe Diem - Seize the Day.
Inspired by Horace's time-sealed footprint I paused again to ponder...
- I observed time escapes many a man unattended, even un-reckoned.
- I saw opportunity fleeing and life as short-lived.
- I watched moments, minutes, hours, days, months and even years pass as a breeze in a world awash with 'what's next'?
- I recalled that man is but a flower that buds at dawn to only fade by night.
- I remembered (on the Lord's advice) that each man and woman should number their mortal days aright, in sight of the great assize.
- I reflected our times are as short as our breath, for does not our breath measure our time?
- It became clear to seize the day and not the things of the day; to learn to hold the things of this world loosely, then they will serve me and not I them.
- I discovered a life lived in the flesh is forever held accountable in the spirit.
I then chose to seize the day before it seized me - for each word, each action, each thought will be revealed and brought into judgement.
Martin Luther only had two days upon his calendar, today and that day.
Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account. (Ecclesiastes 3;15)
Carpe Diem captures the life of an authentic disciple - seize this day in honor, for tomorrow is as insecure as yesterday is accountable.
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"The Lord's lessons are long because the content is deep"
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