Monday, February 9, 2015
BENCHMARKING TIME & LAWS
Clock of Time, London, EN
First of all, we need to establish that time is a concept invented by humanoids to make sure we’re a fashionably ten minutes late for a party. God is timeless and has no need for clocks. Will Shakespeare has observed that “Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal”.
Perhaps Will had romantic love in mind when he penned those words. But they aptly apply to agape love as well. We’ve all known folks that died all too young and were cut off in the prime of their lives, but still left a lasting legacy. Then there are those who simply lived lives of quiet desperation and slipped unnoticed into the sands of time. But those who love God and love their neighbors will always respond by making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others and they will have an eternal legacy to enjoy. Those two criteria should be the benchmark by which all other laws are measured.
And it’s good to benchmark the time of our lives not by calendars or clocks, but by the life moments that matter!