BETWEEN TWO ETERNITIES
Thomas Carlyle once referred to this life as
"a little gleam of time between two eternities."
Some might debate as to whether we lived
before this earthly life. But, we think it is safe
to say we are not at the same place we were
ten, twenty of thirty years ago.
Everyone of us continues to march relentlessly
into the future, Oh, there is plenty of foot dragging
to be sure. But, time carries us ever onward at her
measured pace, even as we try to stall.
And, old questions keep coming back to mind...
What shall we do with the little gleam of time
that remains for each of us? for us all? How
shall we redeem the time remaining?
That second timeless eternity is close at hand.
It may be difficult for some of us to determine
where we've been or what we may have
accomplished, but it is in the power
of our wills for each of us to determine
where we shall go from this point on.
(First published on October 12, 1978.
Slight revisions made on September 15, 2018)