a time for everything?

there is a time to lunge forward,  and a time to be still

a time for speaking out, and a time to listen deeply

a time for debate, and a time to disagree  silently

a time for prayer and reflection, and a time to rise to action

times for trusting,  and times for skeptical doubt

times to enjoy pleasure, times to suffer pain

a time to save an insect, a time to save the planet

a time to read, and a time to shut the book

a time to cheat, and steal…NO, there is no time for this

a time to lie and deceive…NO,  no time for this

a time for abuse and for murder…NO, no time for this

a time to say    “YES , there is a time for everything”

and a time to say   “NO, there is no time for that.”

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One response

  1. Caitlin Mac Iver

    We must have boundaries that keep us and others safe. It is good to be hopeful, it is also good to recognize reality doesn’t always include the solutions we imagine . In order for the human to fly, s/he must learn to build the apparatus to support flying… just as we must build the will amongst us to abide by civility and grace. Thanks for the reminder, Richard. Well done.

    November 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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