December 30, 2014, Prescott- This is the sort of day, in between a lot of hoopla, when it’s just good to take a deep breath, do some errands, and make some soup-in anticipation of tomorrow’s storm. I spent some quality time with friends, this evening, and we were given little to do for this bi-weekly spiritual gathering, other than recap the high points and themes of last weekend’s Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference.
On calm, relatively uneventful days, it’s tempting to leap into the future, in mind and heart. Here’s the deal, though: The future, being full of a range of possibilities and challenges, might cause the skittish to run for cover, the way the idiots on Wall Street are doing today. The future does not belong to such as these. It can only be owned by those who move ahead with confidence, and wave to the cowards hiding behind their little rocks. It can only belong to those who are grounded.
We were told, repeatedly, last weekend that this is the Age of Responsibility. Those who raise children to think for themselves, and develop their innate talents to the fullest extent possible, will be rewarded with the marvels those young people accomplish. Those who own up to their actions and statements, both good and bad, will have the best chance of capitalizing on their achievements and of learning from their mistakes. So, time,like other resources, can be either a source of infinite bounty, or it can be a leaden albatross, dragging its bearer into a dark pit.
I believe time is on the side of the former.