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Tempus, Imperator Rerum- Time, Commander of All Things

By: Mikayla Klover

Time is one of the most incomprehensible and unfathomable things in this world. We both love and hate it. We often see people wishing that they had more time, implying they perhaps didn’t use their time wisely, time we know we can never get back. I think we all know what it's like to look back wishing we could have changed something we did or wish we would have told someone how we felt (ladies, I think we know that all too well how that feels).

We take so many special moments for granted, I find myself looking back wishing I could stay in a moment forever. As we grow up, we go through so many happy and sad times, high and low points. During low points people may ask themselves why did God make my life this way?. When it comes down to it, not everyone has the same amount of time on this earth because nobody knows when their last breath will be. It could be today, tomorrow or fifty years from now. Just because we don’t know how much time we have doesn't mean we have to worry about it. We need to live our life right!

You may ask what I mean by “right”: I mean when you look back on your life, you want to be happy with what you see. Maybe you didn’t find a cure for cancer, but maybe you created and raised children. You might not get the world's praise for what you do, but that does not mean what you did is not important.

Thinking about what the future holds can be very scary, it's hard to wrap our heads around becoming adults soon. It is okay to worry about the future a little bit, but we can’t obsess over it. We need to choose to use the time we are given for the good. As Padre Pio said, “any mental picture of your life that focuses on past sins is a lie and thus comes from the devil. Jesus loves you and has forgiven your sins, so there is no room for having a downcast spirit. Whatever persuades you otherwise is truly a waste of time. It is also something that offends the heart of our very tender lover. On the other hand, if the mental picture of your life consists in what you can be or could be, then it comes from God.” It is our responsibility to live the life we were given with love, hope and faith.

No matter how much time you think you have lost doing something wrong you can always change your path. No matter how little or unextraordinary you feel in your life, remember this dear readers: sometimes the smallest and most selfless things you do with your time can make the biggest impact.

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