Word to the Wise | “Carpe Diem”

In the movie Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams played a literature teacher in an all boys’ school.  Mr. Williams wanted the students to learn from the lessons of history the dead poets wrote about.  His message?  Carpe Diem—Live the Present.

Mr. Williams’ point was that TODAY is the only day we have. The dead poets had their day and their say.  Dwelling on the errors of the past, or fretting about the unknown future is a hindrance to our enjoyment of God’s gift for today.  We can live with an eternal purpose (Seek God’s Kingdom), or we can live for a temporary purpose (self aggrandizement).  When we seek God’s kingdom, God will work for us.  When we seek our own aggrandizement, we are on our own.  I suggest that we:

Learn from the past.  Plan for the future.  But, for goodness sakes, live today for God as if it was your last one on this earth.

Carpe Diem.

Pastor Luis Scott
Ambassadors of Christ Fellowship

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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