The End Of The Year: A Christian Reflection On Time


We are coming to the end of another year. The media is filled with commentaries on the year that will soon be consigned to history, and speculative predictions on what lies ahead.

For me, the end of the year is always a reflective time; a time for taking stock of what I am doing with the time allotted to me. This grows particularly clear to me as I enter my sixties.

Human beings have always marked time by significant events. The real question is not whether we will mark time, but how we will do so. What events and what messages are we proclaiming in the calendaring of time?

For the Christian, time is not meant to become a tyrant ruling over us. Rather, it is intended to be a teacher, instructing and presenting us with opportunity and invitations to walk the way of love.
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