Sermon quotes on moments
Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical disguise.
Listen to your life. All moments are key moments.
The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.
Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment.
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’
The present moment is significant, not as the bridge between past and future, but by reason of its contents, contents which can fill our emptiness and become ours, if we are capable of receiving them.
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
The examen makes us aware of moments that at first we might easily pass by as insignificant, moments that ultimately can give direction for our lives.
This moment is God’s irreplaceable gift to you.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
The present moment (‘whenever’) somehow holds together the one-off past event (‘the Lord’s death’) and the great future when God’s world will be remade under Jesus’ loving rule (‘until he comes’).
The Meal Jesus Gave Us, Revised Edition
Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearls. It takes so much time, and so much work, and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies.
In Cold Tangerines
Our imagination so powerfully magnifies time, by continual reflections upon it, and so diminishes eternity . . . for want of reflection, that we make a nothing of eternity and an eternity of nothing. . . . This is a dangerous game.