I watched a soccer game recently. The ball went back and forth, the players ran – in the second half the first team scored a goal. The opponents were 0 to 1 behind. The ball kept going back and forth, the players were running – than the 90 minutes were up. The opponents were lucky and got 6 minutes extra-time. Suddenly, the team that was one goal behind got in a big hurry. The game overall had a duration of 9t minutes, however, they were in the biggest hurry in the 6 minutes extra-time. Wasn’t every single minute before just as important – why hadn’t they been in a hurry then? Why did they not give their utmost – as much as during the extra-time?

I think this shows a bit, how many of us deal with time. If we are young, we get told or tend to say to ourselves – “we still have time”. When the year begins it seems like a lot of days ahead of us. However, too often we suddenly realize that the year is almost over and we are wondering where the days went. We need to realize that we have no time – nobody has time. “time” is an invention of the human species. We just have the here and now and nothing else. Life can be over so quickly – there is no guarantee and in the end we cannot take anything – absolutely nothing with us. Only the experiences count – the positive memories we leave in the hearts of our loved ones. So use that here and now! Be good, love your next one and leave positive memories and traces, pray for you and your loved ones and love mankind – all of it – so that you rise-up to eternal life as soon as your here and now ends.