Be Here Now

Perhaps you also know what it’s like to have one of those “you don’t want to miss this” messages from God.  As I was driving in for an early morning meeting this morning, I stopped at a stoplight on Secor Road.  My mind, of course, was racing through the day’s agenda, what I didn’t have finished yet, and what would need to happen today. I glanced up at one of the electronic billboards to see, in large red letters, “BE HERE NOW.”  I had just come from reflecting on today’s Gospel reading in which Jesus advises the apostles to be prepared at all times for the Master’s return. 

In a world in which we pride ourselves on multi-tasking, I needed a reminder to slow down, breathe, and live in the present moment. On my arrival, I took the time to stop and talk with our receptionist instead of running by, I’m enjoying the flavored creamer in my coffee, I noticed the new buds on my cactus plant. God knew I needed a gentle obvious reminder!

Enjoy each minute of your day today!

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  1. Toni on October 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I so needed this reminder today! Thank you for sharing God’s message to you!

    • Sr. Marilyn Marie on October 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Toni, I’m so glad you found this helpful. God has a way of giving us what we need when we need it!

      • Laura E. Gorrill on October 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

        You are absolutely correct. God is always asking me to slow down and enjoy moment.

  2. Sr. Susan Kusz on October 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I, too, needed this as I get ready to give a retreat afternoon to some newcomers. God will take care. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Marilyn Antonini on October 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Broken oven, major car problem, school issue, mandatory meeting at work, missed meeting due to busted car . . . and on and on . . . (and that was all today!) It was good to be reminded to take a breath. God is good.

    • Sr. Marilyn Marie on October 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

      I certainly hope today is a little less “eventful” for you than yesterday!

      • Marlene Payette on October 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

        I also need this reminder again, and again, and again…..