“Killing Time”

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.

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