“What Day Is It?”

The adage often used in retirement is, “When you worked you controlled time, now time controls you.”

Kinda true, but not entirely. I know today is Friday, but I think it’s Saturday. I have errands to run this Friday, so I’m off in my car. I pass a school and wonder why all the cars are there. After all, it’s Saturday. It must be a special weekend meeting for teachers, I think to myself.

I return home and set my alarm for Sunday’s Mass because I think it’s Saturday while knowing that it’s Friday. After a few hours, I realized that my thinking was wrong but that my knowing was true.

I completed all my Friday errands while truly believing that today was Saturday.

So, time does not control me. I’m still in control but not always in an accurate way.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on Amazon.com.
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