I have said this to myself so often in the past twenty years. I never felt this way when I was young and just starting on the journey of my adult life. But as I hit middle age, I began to realize that time does slip away. In the blink of an eye my babies graduated from high school then college then got married and gave me beautiful grandchildren.
Now I find that my days are filled with things I never had time for. I read a lot, I quilt, and spend time playing around with photography. I like to play on the computer. Oh the hours I can spend just playing spider solitaire! To be honest, I don’t know how I ever worked full time, raised three kids and kept my house clean.
My point is, that time doesn’t wait for anyone. Along with taking care of our bodies, we must also take care of our souls. We need to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Hold Communion often. We need to spend time in prayer with Our Lord. Remember what St. Therese said, “The world is thy ship and not thy home.” We are here on this earth for a short time. During this voyage we must prepare for it’s ending.