I'm a 36 year old IT Manager at a University in Providence, RI who is currently discerning a priestly vocation.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow

Laugh, I tell you
And you will turn back
The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you
And you will reflect
The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you
And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you
And the reflections found in your pool of tears -
Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday
To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.
— Suzy Kassem

Brothers & Sisters,

With all of this discussion about being a good human being and taking a moment before you venture forth into the darkness of the next moment how many of us actually follow through with it? Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and might not ever come but if you can glance at your day and where you are right now smile and being appeased with how things turned out then you’re a majority of the way there.

We’re essentially now discovering how to tie our shoes. You’ve put on the rest of your attire, know what you need and ought to be doing, and now it is time to lace up and run with it. This is the point where most people fall short, don’t act on anything or encounter their first failure. Don’t tell yourself that you are going to do something and then not do it, you’re not only lying to yourself but also setting yourself up for inevitable failures and non-starts. Break your action into bite-sized chunks so that you can safely work on one thing without carrying the burden of an overwhelming task. Find yourself stumbling? First things first, you need to know it’s ok to stumble. Secondly, learn from it, understand what tripped you up and it won’t ever trip you up again.

In a particular way my friends, the world, your world is sitting there waiting for you to crack it open and take a look inside. If you don’t, that’s ok, but understand that tomorrow isn’t a guarantee. Life is far too short for being a bump on a log and being ok with that. Lace up your shoes, and get a move on, I promise you’ll enjoy every moment of it.

Yours,
Jeff

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