After the Here-And-Now

If you can't touch it, you don't have to believe in it.

If the truth is not in your face, slapping your cheeks, wearing a "pay attention to me" grimace, then it must be a figment of someone's imagination.

Ignore it and it will go away—you hope.

After all, the important thing is who has the most toys, isn't it?

The here-and-now, like a petulant child, demands your attention. Your insecurities whisper sweet nothings in your ears, begging you to get more, get ahead, get moving with the current of the world. You listen; they are, after all, your insecurities.

And then Jesus comes along and asks a huge question: "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul" —Mark 8:36.

Every time something breaks, has to be replaced, crumbles, disappears, you are reminded that nothing is permanent except that very intangible that you work so hard to ignore.

But after the here-and-now, that intangible is what is left. Investing in it might not be a bad idea.


  1. What an EXCELLENT reminder for moms with little kids (LOL namely me!). I needed this today.


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