This is my new mug, which I bought for coffee during Hebrew lectures. It’s part of a set that I absolutely loved, with many great little sayings, but this one truly represents my journey at this time of life. Enjoy, do not take for granted, appreciate, value each moment; there are dozens of adjectives that could be used to convey the idea in English. But “love” implies that there is more to be valued than an emotion of pleasure.
To love is as much of a choice as it is a reality. Love itself becomes the greatest reality for us who believe that the Trinity is Love, and by considering Christ, LOVE becomes a living, breathing entity with whom we interact. Therefore to love each moment is, or could be, an acknowledgment of the reality of love in every moment of time. So you can see that the implication is far more than fuzzy wuzzy feelings every minute of the day.
Look at the moment around you and in you.
Acknowledge it, for it is; joyful, confusing, painful or pleasant.
Then, with purpose, place Christ into the context of your moment. Don’t interpret his presence by changing the moment itself to what you think it should be. Just let Christ be who he is in the same place, mentally, physically and emotionally, with you.
That is the words on my cup. But I also love the flowers and the bright orange boundary around the garden setting. This reminds me that once I’ve moved over and made room for Love, for me this is Christ, and let him BE with you, look around you to the greater context of your garden.
You may find that you are now seeing things differently. And as the Hebrew word for seeing implies, ra’ah, you may also begin to understand a different way of living the moments that are to follow.
“BE still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10