I avoid looking forward or backward and try to keep looking upward. (Charlotte Brontë, 19th century English novelist and poet)
We’re often being advised to keep our minds in the present. Forget the past; don’t worry about the future; pay attention to the here-and-now. That could be good advice for many people who are overcome with either nostalgia or future fright. Brontë, of course, is adding an important spiritual dimension that we too often overlook.
By [sharing with others], they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life (1 Timothy 6:19).