In Due Time


The splendor that was Egypt and Persia – buried.
The glory that was Rome and Greece – gone.
The magnificence that was the Aztecs and the Incas – in ruins.
Yet the world, our world, endures.
With even more lavish splendor, greater glory and more amazing magnificence.
And we, as a species, persist on wanting
to bury, destroy and ruin our best accomplishments.

There are days I am simply overwhelmed
by the magnitude of the problems in the world
and then feel utterly helpless at the puniness of what I can do.
I have to remind myself of the strength and beauty there is in smallness.
In the vastness of the universe, we are but stardust
but what we have built on earth is simply awesome.
Just a small fraction (about 1%) differentiates us from apes
and yet there is a world of difference between us.
Micro-nutrients, infinitesimal in quantities, are vital to life.
A pinch of salt adds infinite flavor to a dish.
A whiff of a favorite scent is enough to bring back a flood of memories.
And we get to live life one day at a time.
Things will get done in due time.
And ‘in due time’ is God’s time.

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