Monday, April 12, 2010

Thought for another week

Still catching up! here's one from early on in Lent!

My wife and children are away visiting family, which I thought would give me a sense of freedom and a glimpse again of the bachelor lifestyle: watching what TV I want, junk food, not doing the washing up, loud music and playing guitar into the early hours – things which I couldn’t get away with when there are others around. Sitting here in an empty house it doesn’t feel like much fun, though, it’s actually quite lonely – not at all like the picture in my head! The grass may seem greener on the other side, but it rarely is. Our fantasies are not often like real life.

Jesus said to focus on today, on what we have, and make the most of it; not concerning ourselves with tomorrow or the next day but what is right and good here and now and trusting God to be with us through it all.

3 comments:

quilly said...

I always do that! I actually look forward to Amoeba going on his business trips so I can have a few days that don't revolve around meal times and washing dishes. Then he goes and I am content until about the time of day he should be coming home from work and doesn't.

Sank said...

I know the feeling exactly. For me it's usually for me the idea of being able to do anything I want overwhelms me and reality is.. I never wind up doing very much.

Sigh...

Melli said...

I LOOOOVE it when I have the house to myself - which I almost never do! I'm SO content with my own company that I never get bored or lonely... and I never get everything done that I wanted to get done before life returns to normal either! But... maybe all that is because I live for the today! Maybe...