Monday, March 19, 2012

the Apostle's Creed

It's 8:07 on Sunday morning and I am leading the Apostle's Creed again at Woods Chapel.  If I have done it 45 times per year, that is over 800 times that I have led the Creed since I was first appointed here.  I have become an old man since I got here, one Apostle's Creed at a time.

So Sunday I am leading the Creed and I am thinking [my mind wandered briefly] about how many times I have done this, and how many times I may lead it, on out into the future.  One more year, 5 more, ten more years here?  Only the Bishop knows.

Then it occurs to me.  I could drop dead at any moment.  An Aneurysm.  It happens.  Stranger things have happened.  I have no promise of any future Apostle's Creeds.  I better just enjoy today, for I am not promised tomorrow.  None of us are.  Seize the day.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only God knows, not even the Bishop!