Relieving the Pressure of Time

A small boy once said, "Time is the noise the clock makes." What a big noise it has been making! The pressure of time seems to have entered almost every detail of our lives. Even when we inquire how far it is between two places, we usually get the answer in minutes.

For some there are not nearly enough hours in the day to accomplish what they want to do. When there does not seem to be time to make a considerate neighborly call, write a comforting note, or give some words of encouragement to one in trouble—or even a cheery smile to a passerby—this may be traced to a wrong sense of priorities and a lack of right desire. Mrs. Eddy tells us in the first chapter of Science and Health, "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." Science and Health, p. 1;

Then, for some, the days are just too long. Time drags on their hands. How can that kind of reverse pressure exist when we realize the glorious God-given opportunities for good we have on every side? How the world is waiting for the selfless thoughts and acts of kindness we should be expressing to those in need!

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