Hi all – five minute friday is a writing exercise hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog, Heading Home. The principle is that she gives a prompt and for five minutes writers put down whatever comes to them from the prompt. So here’s my first one – the prompt is “Now”
My daughter has prompted me to join this blog party and so here I am, right now, writing now. Now is my exciting time, because I’m becoming an author. Now is where I’m making my image of me become my memory of who I was. It’s a cliche to say that now is all we have, but it’s true. So now is also the spot where I have to remember who I was and what I said I would do. When my kids call on me now, I have to give it to them, because that’s the commitment I made. When my wife needs me, when she is laughing or crying, I give her my now. I can promise people my later, but I have to give them my now. This is who I am now, tired or energetic, happy or sad, ill or well. That’s what makes promises difficult, but now is worth it. They are worth it! Because love is now. God, who lives in eternity, no time, no past or future, only now, that God is love. God is love, God lives in the now. I love in the now. Love is now. Love costs, but love is eternal and love is now.