“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
ETIENNE DE GRELLET
I deeply adore this quote but it makes me sad. It is poignant. I feel a little apprehensive. And I wonder. Wonder about…
..did I really do my best?
..was I truthful in my endeavours?
..was I a genuine friend?
..was I sincere in my intentions?
..did I honestly help the needy?
..was I compassionate to the poor?
..did I play my part in assisting the less fortunate?
..was I a good, caring sibling?
..was I a dutiful daughter, and a devoted mother?
..was I gentle and tolerant towards my old parents?
..did I step softly with humbleness on the earth?
..did I truly shun pride and arrogance?
..was I grateful, with all my heart, for His each and every blessing?
..did I remember Him daily?
..was His remembrance forever etched in my heart, mind, body and soul?
Seconds tick by. I pause to reflect. And I wonder..
…. Did I really do my best? My utmost best?
…. Did I embrace His teachings correctly?
…. But only at the end of my journey, will I come to know.
I beg You, guide me in Your way,
My head is bowed, my eyes flow with tears,
I implore Your help! To You, I earnestly plead!
Empower me with Your love, and eradicate my fears.
Maloquacious © 2014