It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. (Jim Bishop, 20th century journalist)
He concludes, “Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.” No matter how much we may long for a time past—even just a minute ago, we can’t bring it back or re-create it. Be glad for the good experiences of the past and forget the disappointments. In spite of present difficulties, work hard at today’s tasks, and you won’t have to worry about the future.
. . . be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life (1 Timothy 6:18-19).