Do You Have the Time?
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For 24 September 2020, Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time, based on Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
What do people gain from all the toil
at which they toil under the sun?
A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains for ever.
The sun rises and the sun goes down,
and hurries to the place where it rises.
The wind blows to the south,
and goes round to the north;
round and round goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they continue to flow.
All things are wearisome;
more than one can express;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
or the ear filled with hearing.
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said,
â€˜See, this is newâ€™?
It has already been,
in the ages before us.
The people of long ago are not remembered,
nor will there be any remembrance
of people yet to come
by those who come after them.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
24 September 2020 @ 10:57 pm
Let me take the time to thank you for your important reflection!
24 September 2020 @ 11:32 pm
Yes! And our time is now! Thank you, Honora!
25 September 2020 @ 12:14 am
Thanks Honora for your wonderful words, reminding us that life unfolds ever so gently. So much noise and people running a 100 miles an hour. And yet it is in the blossoming of the present moment that we glimpse the great mystery!