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Aug 9, 2021

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. As the summer season gradually nears its sunset, many of us will likely review the projects and tasks we hoped to complete and, unsurprisingly, find there are many left to check off. Often times it is human nature to delay, defer and wait. With some things, this is not so critical. Procrastinating in our spiritual lives, however, is a road to ruin. We should approach our journey to eternal life with zeal, commitment, and devotion. We recall the advice of St. Paul VI who suggested that, “Somebody should tell us right at the very start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” Before the day’s end, make a spiritual list—and get started right away.