It’s About Time

by Sr Nunother 

I’m a time junky. I generally review plans for the day the moment my eyes click open. When I leave a room I don’t say, “Be back in a few minutes,” but rather, “I’ll be back in seven minutes.” Am I alone in this? I don’t think so. I considered frequently-used societal phrases: time is of the essence, no time to waste, time constraint, ran out of time, time equals money, to name a few. I looked up scriptures regarding time and found none that justify my C.P.F. (Chronic Planning Fatigue.) Familiar verses from Ecclesiastes 3 provide a frame work for what to expect — a time to be born, to die, plant, and harvest; times of discord, and times of healing; time to weep, laugh, and mourn; times of plenty and want; of war and peace. A less familiar verse (v. 11) provides this humbling perspective: He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I think I’ll relax now.

 

 

 

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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