Quote: Calendar Episodes

“‘Every [calendar] square is a frame for one episode of my life,’ Lewis Smedes wrote. Nobody knows how many squares he or she will get, but each of us must choose how we will fill them. You must choose — not your boss, not your corporation, not your parents, not your friends, not your spouse, not your kids, not your peers. It is tempting to think that our jobs makes us too busy or that our families place too many demands on us or that the years go by too fast. But they go at the same rate they always have. Time is ruthlessly egalitarian. Pawns and kings alike have exactly the same number of seconds in every day. God has given each of us a day with the same amount of time, and it is enough time to do what God wants us to do.”

— John Ortberg