By the Waters of Babylon –Ps. 137:1
The news has been full of tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, of blessed memory. Some of the best tributes to RBG are through the words she said over a long career of wisdom and caring. One quotation stood out to me this past week, and I want to share it and reflect on it.
How we use time is always a challenge.
Some people are always busy but complain they never get anything done. Those people jump from one task to another, start one thing and really never finish anything. Others are busy, they organize their time, finish one task at a time, and are always ready to do more because they know how to use their time wisely.
In order to use our time wisely, the first priority of our day should be to spend it with God. Begin the day with prayer or quiet meditation, opening your mind and heart to God’s inspiration. Let God lead you in what you have to do.
Each person has a different agenda. Each one of us must decide what is important and what is not. To get better control of your time, list your priorities: job, family, keeping your home in good order, service to others, visiting with friends, hobbies, recreation. To exercise even more control, begin to make lists, and, as you finish a task, cross it off the list. Always finish one thing before starting another.
God has given us our life and each day. Every day has twenty-four hours, and each hour has sixty minutes; each minute has sixty seconds. Make the most of your time and when there is no time left, it will be time to go home to God before sleep.