Sunday, June 3, 2012

Turn, Turn, Turn

Earlier this week I talked about so many people in my life who were experiencing changes. As human beings we are often resistant to change. Some of us, more so than others. I work with a person who is virtually paralyzed by even the slightest change. It reminded me of the scripture from Ecclesiastes 3, that was read at my son's 8th grade ceremony. Whether you are a religious person or not, you've heard these verses many, many times in your life. The Byrds even wrote a song about them. But take just a few minutes right now and really read them. Really think about each one. I'll bet there's at least one that pertains to your path right now. If there's one that speaks to you, please leave a comment saying which one. You don't need to say why; just tell us which one. Change is a part of life.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.


Mary said...

A time to search, and a time to give up.

Mystical said...

It just so happens that my better halfs favorite is Ecclesiastes. While I can't really speak for him I would have to say that the most appropriate for me as I sort through my belongings and try to downsize would have to be
A time to keep and a time to throw away.

Sally said...

A time to tear, and a time to mend.

Gordon said...

I can't really pick one. I'm sort of in the gray area of all of them.

kitty said...

A time to plant and a time to uproot

A time to tear down and a time to build