Everyone is called to lead someone, something, somewhere. It could be your family, your job, your church, or your local sports league. We are all called to lead others toward the goodness of the Gospel of Jesus.
But what if I didn’t have to live in my past? What if there were something better, much, much better? I pondered this question for some time. My past held me in chains, locked up with no hope of escape. To be completely honest, I still live enslaved to the past from time to time.
The world of a fifth grader is vivid and real…at least it was for me. I had an attention span of two minutes, an impulse to do about anything on a dare and that which motivated me was self-centered and shallow. I am pretty sure I was that boy you did not want your child sitting next to in class.
There is a well known Latin term “carpe diem” which means to “seize the day.” It is used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future. Enjoy the pleasures of the present without any concern for tomorrow. It is one option of how to view one’s approach to life.
Have you thought about it lately? Where is your focus? It can be elusive. We all have numerous things bombarding for our attention in life. Focus – the center of interest or activity, or directed attention. Another definition that struck me: (of a person or their eyes) adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly. Think about that – adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly.