It's late, but I am eating dirt... As in this little thought from St. Francis de Sales:
Consider that there was a time that you did not exist.It's late, and I can't help but think to myself... my life is not so significant. The world was here and spun, lo, these many, many years and functioned just fine without me (except for the 70's - sorry, bellbottoms still don't make sense to me). And this little statement is worth a year of reflection. If only I could ponder this little thought alone before ever opening my mouth to speak in the future.
Let's look at the continuation of the thought, as St. Francis de Sales continues to point out in his "Introduction to the Devout Life":
The world had been around for a very long time before you ever appeared. The Divine has drawn you out of nothing and made you something: a son or daughter of the living God. Consider the nature God has given you. Your nature is the greatest in this visible world, capable of eternal life and of being perfectly united to God, who is the source of all life.Quoth Wayne and Garth, We're not worthy! Quoth Christ, For God so loved the world... Our worth is derived from love. And as he said to St. Paul, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. And so, quoth St. Paul, when I am weak, then I am strong.