Archive for July 21st, 2021

Living in the Present


Written by Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun popularly known as “The Little Flower of Jesus”

If I did not simply live from one moment to the next, it would be impossible for me to keep my patience. I can see only the present, I forget the past and I take good care not to think about the future. We get discouraged and feel despair because we brood about the past and the future. It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus.


Written by Juanita Ryan, a contemporary nurse and author.

Help me to live in the present. Allow me to be present to you, as you are always present to me, each moment of each day. Allow me to be present to the gift of each moment, no matter how ordinary, so that I can be present to the joy and wonder of your loving presence each moment of each day.

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