"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."
What if we acted right then instead of waiting for a later date? Good intentions are wasted on false sincerity.
God will align people on our path to either help us or to be helped and if we ignore what is in that moment then there are blessings that will be missed by all involved. If you have a habit of saying you will pray for someone later, but forget when you are away from that person then just pray that moment or while you are moving on to the next place you are headed. If you say you will bring a meal to someone, do it. Nike has the simplest motto that is sometimes difficult to do yet should be on our minds through out the day, "Just Do It." This coming from a major procrastinator, I am working on it.
The end of the quote shows such urgency since even if you walk the same path every day the scenery, people and your outlook may differ greatly. That single situation may never present itself again. Even if you see the same person every day for ten years the missed opportunity may create a void for any further interaction and who knows what could come of it if you only had followed through in the first place.