With the celebrations honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last week, lots of bloggers were, rightly, focusing on him, his works and his words.
My favorite quote of his is one quoted on Seth Godin’s blog.
These words absolutely challenge me.
“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is so much imperative work and grace-filled living that needs doing. And so much “busy” that gets in the way of the truly important.