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.