This piece was written by a California Jesuit, spiritual director, and retreat master, Leo Rock, SJ. I come back to it repeatedly. It reminds us to live deeply in the present, and make the world a little better place for others and thus, for our selves. Do GOOD. RIGHT NOW.
Killing Time – Leo Rock, SJ.
How do I kill time? Let me count the ways.
By worrying about things over which I have no control. Like the past. Like the future.
By harboring resentment and anger over hurts real or imagined.
By disdaining the ordinary or, rather, what I so mindlessly call ordinary.
By concern over what’s in it for me, rather than what’s in me for it.
By failing to appreciate what is because of might-have-beens, should-have-beens, could-have-beens.
These are some of the ways I kill time.
Jesus didn’t kill time. He gave life to it. His own.