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Monday, 18 September 2017

Living for the Moment.Abbot Tryphon

Medical science has proven that teenagers often act without forethought for the consequences of reckless behavior because their brains have not yet fully developed. They are not simply being defiant of the rules of driving, or taking chances with dangerous behavior, but have an inability to process the consequences of their actions. In other words, they don't recognize the possible finality of their behavior, and for many of them, even death does not seem final.
When we focus only on the here and now, we are in reality acting like those teenagers. The inner sense of the importance of preparing for eternity, is shut down, and we don't even think of the spiritual consequences of our short term focus. We treat eternity as though it were a myth, and place all our energies on getting what we think we need in the now.
The universal temptation of our time is to be living only for the present moment. We want to enjoy ourselves now, relax and be comfortable now, have it all now. Our focus is, consequently, on a tiny slice of eternity. By focusing on such a narrow moment in time, we forget the importance of preparing for eternity.
By placing all our time and energy on the acquisition of things, and on being comfortable and fulfilled in this life, we forget the importance of spiritual preparation for what will be eternity. This life was not gifted to us by God, for pleasure and the acquisition of things, but as a time for us to draw ourselves closer to the Creator God Who loves us, and desires that we commune with Him for all eternity. Like the high school students who are preparing for their life by studying in school, this life is, for us, a time of preparation.

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon
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