My yesterday is today

April 20, 2012 9:49 am

You can see in Warsaw (and maybe elsewhere in Poland, too) an advert of something (no idea what exactly) which is summarized provocatively: “Tomorrow is today, only tomorrow”. The phrase was coined by a famous Polish playwright, Sławomir Mrożek.

How about going backwards?

My yesterday is today, only yesterday? The past is gone, you have to live here and now. Why do I want to go back to my yesterday?

Because I’ve been spending the whole week with the doctors and instructors of Creighton Model and NaProTechnology, who – after the day packed full with lectures and study sessions in small groups – in the evening meet their Supervisors, to give attention to the problems of each person they are assisting in their work.

Those meetings for people working on the Creighton Model are difficult, because they show all the mistakes they’d made. And it is always tough to face your failures (we’ve been trying to do our best, but…). There’s no point explaining, oh, I didn’t know, or: it’s not about me, as the precision of the record included in The Creighton Model is simply amazing.

But – even if it is so difficult to meet someone who would point out all your mistakes – the verification of “yesterday” can make you a better person today. Historia docet. History teaches. Also the history of my failures, slip-ups, and words – spoken or unspoken. On condition that we meet our “Super-viewer” who cares so much for our better tomorrow.

Fr. Jay

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