I know most people are familiar with these verses. They were imprinted on my college graduation program, although, I already knew them but over the years they often come to mind.
I thought it would be good time to post them. If anyone noticed there are inspirational quotes everywhere. I’m not saying anyone couldn’t encourage or inspire to encourage. I do it a lot myself but I try to remind myself that there is a time and season for all things.
I think too much inspirational can be as harmful as too little. Both can leave one discontented with life. It’s best given in moderation as anything else in life.
Why do I say this?
Okay, you never know what someone else is going through and society as a whole leaves no room for : A time to weep, nor a time to mourn. You are supposed to happy and cheerful all the time. No one little a downers. Well, if no one likes them how will they ever learns to stop being a downer? It’s totally unrealistic to never have a bad day, pains and sorrows.
What we need to do as a society is stop making people feels as they must be deliriously happy every moment of the day or there’s some thing major wrong with them. There is nothing with having a bad day or even being sad for no apparent reason. Or at least none you can immediately place your finger on. That’s life.
I once heard an old woman say:
“Only children are happy all day and all day long but that will dissolve when they discover the world.”
There are going to happy moments in life and there are going to be many sad ones. But as we matures we learn to strike a balance between what we allow into our lives and what we cast away.
I remembers when my relatives and friends were dying and being buried in large numbers. Sometime I had just attended a funeral of one and was trying to cope with it when another one passed away and then another. I have lost over 25 relatives and friends and well-meaning people often offered inspirational quotes or biblical verses.
Were they helpful?
No, because there was a time to be sad and to mourn.
One thing I learned from all these deaths is that life is short and precious and there’s no room for foolishness, prejudice nor begging anyone to do anything.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.