“Time, the wag wrote on the wall, is nature’s way of preventing everything from happening at once. Maybe all philosophy in the world was graffiti once upon a time. If not, this piece of graffiti qualifies as high philosophy nevertheless. The truth of it stills the soul for a moment, gives us pause, and awakens us to the truth of the temporal in the spiritual development of a person. Time carries us from situation to situation in life, one by one, until eventually we have lived them all. The measure of a life, however, is not whether we have spent our particular number of allotted days but whether in the spending of them we have lived life to the fullest as we went along,” wrote Joan Chittister.
Time is not unlike intelligence and many other things: it is not how much we have but how we use what we have. The greatest example to me concerning time is Jesus. In thirty-three short years he totally transformed history…and he didn’t start until he was thirty. That’s living to the fullest.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus