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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

Carpe Diem

The saying “Carpe Diem” has never seemed more relevant to me than today. “Seizing the day” is so very important as each day is a blessing all its own.

The opportunity to live our life on our terms and to love with abandon is becoming harder to recognize as we see our lives becoming restricted and limited in ways we never imagined. Having a chance to consider the value of some of our most basic freedoms helps us to see the need to “seize the day”, everyday.

As with everything in our life, we choose how we perceive this moment too.

Do we see each new day as the gift and an opportunity it is? Or are we unable to see today for fear of what tomorrow may bring. Even if this is the case, we should be able to seize the day, simply because it is ours to seize.

The freedom’s I have taken for granted for most of my life feel as if they are slipping away. Even if I am being told it is for the betterment of the whole and it is a temporary situation, it still seems egregious and foreign to me.

Yet, even as I write this I am aware of the truth my life is blessed. I have a wife to love and spend my life with, children I know are doing well living theirs. I have the comforts in life many do not have and the ability to reach and touch the lives of those I come in contact with and care about.

Above all this is the assurance I have in Jesus, the truth of His Word and the chance of being a blessing to someone else.

“Carpe Diem” is more than something from the past or a slogan we have heard from time to time. “Carpe Diem” is a philosophy of life! It means to live life to the fullest seeing and taking advantage of each day.

We must “seize the day”, because each day is a gift we have been given.

Even when we are unsure what tomorrow will bring, we can live today with passion, excitement and anticipation as we realize how wonderful each day truly is.

“Carpe Diem” – Seize the Day!

Philippians 3:13-14,” Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

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