He has only each day to be faithful for one short day, and long years and a long life will take care of themselves without the sense of their length or their weight ever being a burden.
This life therefore is not righteousness,
but growth in righteousness,
not health, but healing,
not being but becoming,
not rest but exercise.
We are not yet what we shall be,
but we are growing toward it,
the process is not yet finished,
but it is going on,
this is not the end, but it is the road.
All does not yet gleam in glory,
but all is being purified.
“MARVIN: There’s a ground breaking book that just came out, Bob. Not everything in it applies to you but when you see the title, I think you’ll see that it can help.
BOB: Baby Steps.
MARVIN: It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself. One day at a time, one tiny step at a time — do-able, accomplishable goals.
BOB: Baby steps.
MARVIN: When you leave this office, don’t think about everything you have to do to get out of the building, just deal with getting out of the room. When you reach the hall, just deal with the hall. And so forth. Baby steps.
BOB: Baby step… through the office….Baby step… out the door. All I have to do is take one small step at a time and I can do anything!
MARVIN: Exactly. But don’t expect everything all at once. Even a baby occasionally falls and hits his head.
BOB: Baby step around the office. Baby step around the office! …baby step onto the elevator…baby step into the elevator…baby steps get on the bus, baby steps down the aisle, baby steps… “
From the movie What about Bob?
The essential thing…is that there should be long obedience in the same direction..[that] has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.
Nietzsche [and the title of a book by Eugene Peterson]
This Week’s Special
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
II Corinthians 12:9