Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 13 – 19 November 2016
“making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
In colleges in the Philippines, the second half of an academic year – second semester, is shorter than the previous semester. Despite having fewer days, students often moan about the heavier workload they have to do during this period. It’s like having a double jeopardy – a shorter time frame but with greater amount of responsibility.
Our life here in this world is short. Like a semester in a school year, we need to make sure that every day we spend is meaningful and productive. We do not have the entire luxury of our lives for ourselves only. We need to spend it wisely.
How do we spend our time wisely? Apostle Paul tells us to make “the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16) The Bible tells us to “do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10), “extol the Lord at all times” (Psalm 34:1) and “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2). The list is non-exhausting for a Christian’s life is always full of opportunity to serve the Lord.
Today, let us ask ourselves on how are we spending our time. Are we spending it wisely? Whatever your answer may be, pray to God to ask for wisdom and guidance in making your day, and your life as a whole, a well-spent one.
“The key is not in spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey