We might think that the “virtues” were necessary only for this present life – that in the other world we could stop being just because there is nothing to quarrel about and stop being brave because there is no danger. Now it is quite true that there will probably be no occasion for just or courageous acts in the next world, but there will be every occasion for being the sort of people that we can become only as the result of doing such acts here.
So these moments - days, months and yearspile one upon the other
each an opportunity, an exercise, a lesson
time and time again to learn how to live
in all our imperfection, virtuous, victorious
and when the day arrives
that we look into the face of true perfection
all striving will cease in glorious peace
when the voice we have strained to hear says
"well done, well done indeed come and enter into your rest
My good, My faithful one"
now, still in pieces, there is work to be done
lessons to be learned, and learned well
for who knows when will come our reward.
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant Matthew 25:21a NKJV
Jason is hosting us this week at Connecting to Impact
linking also with Emily and the imperfect