Thought For The Week
'You say grace before meals. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, grace before the play and pantomime and grace before I open a book. I say grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, walking, boxing, walking, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.' ~G.K Chesterton
It is good to be grateful for all our blessings each day. It puts us very much in touch with the pulse of life. It also puts us in touch with the heartbeat of God. So often we take everything for granted and yet many things happen in our life that are indeed a blessing. These blessings may not be around tomorrow or next week. But they are around today, to be savoured and enjoyed.
To be grateful for blessings reminds us that today is gift and puts us in a much better position to ensure that life doesn't slip by randomly. So many drift through life and never stop to reflect or wonder where they are. If you feel that you let blessings slip you by each day, the following reflection has food for thought. It is called 'The Paradox Of Our Age'
The Paradox Of Our Age
The paradox of our age in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers.
We have wider roads but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more but have less and we buy more but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and more conveniences but less time.
We have more experts but more problems, more medicine but less well being.
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.
We've learned to make a living but not a life.
We've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
We've conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air but polluted the soul, split the atom but not our prejudice.
We plan more but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush but not to wait.
We've become long on quantity but short on quality.
But now is the time to appreciate more, to be grateful and to give thanks for everything that is a gift and a blessing.
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