“The sons of Israel said to them, ‘Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger’” (Exodus 16:3).

Nostalgia and sentimentality are temporal emotions that hold us hostage and become roadblocks to the places faith would desire to take us. Together, or alone, they become the poorest interpreters of history — glorifying the past while ignoring the challenges. Longing for yesterday deprives you of experiencing life today. Instead of lamenting for the past, pretend today is yesterday and joyfully embrace life. Celebrate the miracle of now.

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