This Day

No thinking person would attempt to drive an autombile forward while looking backward, for in so doing not only his own safety would be endangered but also that of others in close proximity. How many are using as good judgment in their daily living? All too frequently we see individuals, who might be accomplishing much that is worth while, temporarily failing because they persist in looking back at some past mistake, disappointment, failure, or lost opportunity. Our Master no doubt observed this tendency of mankind when he said, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Nothing is gained by allowing the shadows of yesterday to hide from us the sunshine of today. Rather do we perpetuate our sense of evil by giving it any history whatsoever. We are dealing with the present moment, and if we truly desire and expect to advance, it will not be done by backward glances. "Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else."

Embracing Opportunities
August 31, 1935

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