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To be or not to be?



Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening. Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday. ... and the month is already over. ... and the year is almost over. ... and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed. ... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends. and we realize it's too late to go back... So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time... Let's keep looking for activities that we like... Let's put some colour in our grey... Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts. And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters... I'm doing it after... I'll say after... I'll think about it after... We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours. Because what we don't understand is that: Afterwards, the coffee gets cold... afterwards, priorities change... Afterwards, the charm is broken... afterwards, health passes... Afterwards, the kids grow up... Afterwards parents get old... Afterwards, promises are forgotten... afterwards, the day becomes the night... afterwards life ends... And then it's often too late.... So... Let's leave nothing for later... Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments, the best experiences, best friends, the best family... The day is today... The moment is now...

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away. So let's see if you have time to read this message and then share it. Or maybe you'll leave it for "later"...


Caitrona Loughrey


I was sent this at the weekend and maybe you have already read it. I worked with a chap who always had a plan of the weeks until half term or whatever holiday and every day at the end of school, but before the children left, he made a big spectacle of crossing the day off. He was always looking to the future and lost the present. There are many like him around! However, ultimately he found himself in a sorry situation and all on his own, nothing good happening and he dreamt of school and the children, who had long since passed through his class.


We have though often about reacting at the time, not losing the opportunity being ready to move ahead in whatever we are doing. God speaks with us all the time and we can chose to listen and act, or just listen or do neither, but ultimately it is up to us. Can we afford to say "No," to God, or wait a while whilst I ponder or finish some project or other? Will God wait for us too? Life is short and precious - we don't know what lies ahead, but we do know what lies in the here and now. Tea or coffee? Church or not this week? Early to bed or phone a friend for a catch up? Time to discern or respond? It is our choice, but don't be left behind!






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