Hello BOB family, how is everyone doing?
I recently gave a talk at a Master's graduate class, Unilag. I feel it is worth sharing with you all because 'making most of the seasons of life' is highly important.
Please read, learn and enjoy.........
A time for every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to reap;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time for war, and a time for peace. “ Arnold Simon
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up.
...a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
There is "a time to keep and a time to cast away”. There are values and standards which must never be surrendered, while there are other times when we need to throw away things -- clean out the wardrobe, our drawers, throw away the old clothes, etc. This is true of habits and attitudes at times. Resentments need to be thrown away. Grudges and long-standing hurts need to be forgiven and forgotten.
Imagine this was your last Christmas. What would you do? Would you go to all houses in your neighbourhood bearing gifts? Would you enjoy spending all the holiday with your family? Would it make a difference if you knew this was your last Christmas? You bet it would.