4th Sunday of the Year

Just a thought

Every so often, I sit down and have a think. I run through, in my head, all the things I need to get done, those jobs that I am avoiding and have put to one side and the stuff I need to catch up with. And isn’t that a depressing moment.

It is depressing because to quantify everything that we need to progress simply makes the achieving so much more difficult.

Just outside Bordeaux, on the coast of Southwest France, is the biggest sand dune I have ever seen in my life. When you stand at its foot it towers above you only emphasising its enormity. What is weird are the number that it attracts and like ants people struggle to climb the dune hampered by the size of the task and the debilitating impact of sand.

Its a slow journey, but many, eventually, get to the summit, with,no doubt, its startling views (I for one stood at the bottom and simply watched).

When tackling what we have to do, prioritise. Ask yourselves just what is really important and then, when decided, like those people on the dune, plod on until you achieve what you set out to do.

There will always be set backs, distractions on the way, but don’t let that put you off. Achieve as much as you can and then move on to the next task.

Walk with me, O my God, hold my hand and guide me on my way.

Just a thought!