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Dec 27 2012

Sunday's Child: Gift and Responsibility, a Reflection on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 and Psalm 8

Original post at http://suewhitt.blogspot.com/2012/12/gift-and-responsibility-reflection-on.html


This passage from Ecclesiastes reminds us that:
     Time is a gift from God -- and a responsibility.
     There's a time for something to happen and a time for its opposite.
     God wants us to enjoy ourselves. God wants us to behave ourselves. (Are these opposites, too?)
    God controls the time. God judges what we do with our time.

In Psalm 8, the Psalmist sings, "O God, "When I consider your glory, when I consider your power, when I consider what you have created, I wonder why you bother with us."

God is greater, much greater than human beings. Yet, don't get too humble. God has a job for us.

Many of us can use this psalm to prod us or to assure us of the value of what we're trying to do--or, ought to be. We're responsible for maintaining, caring for, being responsible for, God's creations--human and earthly.

Lectio Divina: Psalm 8:3-8

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