(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Wednesday morning, 24 October 2018)
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of a loving God.
Time. “From the moment we enter this life, we are in the flow of it. We measure it – and we mark it, – but we cannot defy it. We cannot even speed it up or slow it down. – Or can we? Have we not each experienced the sensation that a beautiful moment seemed to pass too quickly and wished that we could make it linger? – Or felt time slow on a dull day and wished that we could speed things up a bit?” This was a quote from the movie “The Illusionist.” As the quarter comes to a close, I’d like you to consider what time means to you.
To me, I think one doesn’t need to look any further than the Bible. I’d like you to consider these words from “The Book of Ecclesiastes.” And remember, while there may only be so many hours in the day, which limits your time, you can always find a way to make time for the things that truly matter to you. Let us pray using one of my favorite verses from “The Book of Ecclesiastes.”
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tare and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
St. John Baptist de La Salle. Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever
Jeff Miszkiewicz–English Teacher