It’s hard sometimes to do nothing but live in the present. Most of us fret about the future or rework the past in our minds — neither of which is very productive or peace-inducing.

Father Mike Schmitz, chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, discusses why we need to live in the moment and enjoy life.

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“Never before was there, and never again will there be, a moment quite like the present, yet so often we find ourselves wishing we were in another time in our lives, wishing we could be enjoying the achievement of our future goals or the past times when things were better for us. In this video, Fr. Mike challenges us to notice the ‘sacrament of the present moment’ and see what graces God wants us to enjoy right now,” reads the video’s description.

Check out his inspirational video below:

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Fr. Mike Schmitz’s video series is courtesy of Ascension Presents.