The sunset is a beautiful time of the day. At sunset, life slows down, and one gets the feeling of achievement for having gone this far, or simply, for having survived. But it could also be a time for panic, insecurity, or even regret. It really all depends on how you traveled the road. Those who relied on themselves all along will find the sunset years lonely and scary, filled with worries and even guilt perhaps. But those who traveled with the Lord will find the sunset years peaceful, serene and meaningful. Yes, in our sunset years, may we have little or no regret that we loved too little, or too late.
Think about this: “Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same God who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.”
“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels” (Saint Augustine). Let us be reminded that humility is the key to true leadership and discipleship. It is the humble that make the difference in this world. Those who are loud and proud are soon gone and forgotten. Those who are simple and humble will always be remembered and appreciated.
A moment with the Lord
Lord, unworthy as we are, You have called and continue to call us. Help us to become more humble and true. Amen.