God’s Times

Source: teepublic.com

 

To everything there is a season,

A time to live, and a time to die;

A time to laugh and a time to cry.

For every man, there is an appropriate time

for all things;

A time to tear down and a time to build,

A time to be silent and a time to speak.

God has made all things appropriate

to its time;

Some men live without discovering

The wonders that God has done

for them.

Let us recognize that whatever God does

will endure forever;

That now what is, has already been,

What will happen, is already happening;

And God restores what would

Otherwise be displaced.

This then, is the time to care;

Standing tall and ready to share,

It is the time to seek a place of peace;

Blessed are they who understand God’s times.

(Inspired by Eccl. 3:1-8)

 

Joan Levy Earle is an author and artist living in Cornwall, Ontario. She is the former Associate Editor of the Canadian Messenger of the Sacred Heart magazine.

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2 Comments
  • dmann
    Posted at 10:39h, 02 October Reply

    Thanks, I always liked that poem……

  • Peter Bisson, SJ
    Posted at 10:47h, 02 October Reply

    Thank you Joan!

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