One Day at a Time

Do not say, “Why were
the old days better than these?”
       —Ecclesiastes 7:10

The “good old days” weren’t all they’re cracked up to be. The paradise that we remember has been embellished by imagination.

In any case, those days are long gone.

Living one day at a time has much to commend it. That’s all we can do anyway. We can’t relive yesterday, and we can’t live tomorrow in advance. Today is the only day we have.

A line in The Book of Common Prayer runs this way: “Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Don’t let a promising today be hijacked by
an unchangeable yesterday or an unknowable tomorrow.

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