“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…” that great line of poetry quoted by Robin Williams in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,” was actually written by Robert Herrick – I loved that scene in the movie. Did you ever watch it? It is on my top ten list. Poignant, insightful, and tragic as it embodies the hope of learning and the power of conformity. Another prominent line uttered in that film is “Carpe Diem” – popularly translated as “seize the day.” It comes from a poem by Horace, the phrase is part of the longer Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – “Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the future.” Today is the only day we have for sure. We need to appreciate it. Jesus once said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34
Daughters and sons – do not worry. It can not change anything. Rather pray that you might be available to the Creator to be used for a good purpose today and find meaning in that. I shall pray for you that you will delight in each moment of refreshment and know that there is hope in the One who made you fearfully and wonderfully in the Image of the One.