Daily Meditations

Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB

Date: 10-23-2014

Author: Joyce Iten, OSB

In Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, in the Bible, we read: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” It goes on to describe the many events that happen to us from the time we are born until the time we die. It takes but a moment to realize how our life’s events are taken up by seconds, minutes, hours and days and we may forget how much of a gift time is. We hear various expressions about how people view time, such as; “Time is running out,” or I’ll be there in just a few minutes,” or “What can I do to pass away the time?” Wouldn’t it be great if we could take a moment each day to give thanks to our God for the gift of time as we plan our schedules, days, and our lives?

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