sexta-feira, abril 08, 2011

Time

Everyone we know complains about time...some times. Every now and then we hear somebody wishing that they could add 1 or 2 days to their week. Or find a way to make time stand still!  

However it is not that rare to find wasted time. We must only take a look at the TV watching or internet surfing statistics to confirm this fact. Also, people tell lies and post fake happenings on the web. Are lazy. Many facts confirm this to be true.

The hectic days that we live make it an incredible paradox to know that time is wasted! Everything seeming to be fast makes us notice that a bit of spare time would be a feast to our senses and to our feelings, too. Remember unflavored superficiality is the result of wanting everything right here, right now…Our present world has enough of this. Doesn't it?

So, is there a real lack of time? Or a real lack of correct time managing?

As we see then this seems to be one of the most challenging gifts that God gave us. Precise but volatile. Fundamental, but unstoppable. As time runs by it also seems to stand still. No perfect formula is available to manage it well every minute. And, there's no perfect excuse for trying to use it the best way either. Our Savior Jesus Christ, gave time to love and to save us. He also gives us his spare time to be our guide directing us to make better use of this amazing gift - helping others where they are in their way of life.

As Stephen Covey tells us, "to manage ourselves before the time we have."  For time is equal for every person. Persons however are not.




Text revision:
Ms. Kim Starr, MA Practical Theology & Deaconess Certified
Spiritual Life Program Assistant
Cedar Lake Lodge and Residences
Care-giving and Housing for Adults Living with Developmental Disabilities
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
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