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.