Parsing out the present moment


It is true that our human journey unfolds in time and space, and therefore we will always live inside the reality of a “future,” which means we will always be pursuing various goals and aims in life. However, do not think of the present moment as a means to an end. There is a reality and dimension that is not bound by time or space, which is every bit as real as what happens in time and space. Consider that each moment is an end in itself, and not merely a means to arrive at the end projected in the future. The present is not just a step toward a future goal. What is beyond time and space, such as the kingdom of God, is fully present and intact in every moment. It is not something to achieve and attain. And yet at the same time we are expressions of this kingdom in time and space. All of this is happening at once in each moment of our human journey.

(Photo by Darla Winn)

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