“All smiles again for the Royals’- that was the headline on the front page of one of today’s News papers in the UK. Those smiles indeed were a sharp contrast to the solemn, sad and tear filled eyes of the last few days.

And as if like clockwork, we read the text from Ecclesiastes today which in itself, is a message that speaks an entire sermon:

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
    a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
    a time to tear 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 scatter stones, and a time to gather them;
    a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
    a time to keep, and a time to discard.
A time to tear, 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.

We are reminded therefore beloved, that there is a place and time for everything and so we ought to live our lives knowing ‘what time and season it is’ so we can respond appropriately.


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