Pam Spano contemplates the need to make time for God, no matter what the season.
There’s a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown expresses his disbelief that summer is almost over. Linus explains, “Summers always fly … winters walk!”
If you live in an area where the seasons change, you’ve probably experienced this feeling. June speeds through, July celebrates, August slows down just a bit, and September pops up with the announcement that fall is near. And then we see the Halloween decorations in the stores along with the Christmas decorations!
It also reminds me of the familiar Scripture passage:
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.
A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
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 be far from embraces.
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to be silent, and a time to speak
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
Where is the time to pray? To worship? To be grateful?
It is all in the moments in between the lines of scripture. Don’t let it slip away. Make the time.
Copyright 2023 Pam Spano
About the Author
Pam Spano converted to the Catholic faith as an adult over 30 years ago. Her conversion story started when she sarcastically said to her Catholic boyfriend at the time, "I suppose if we were to get married, you would want me to convert." He thought for a moment and said, "Well, I am worried about your soul." And so the journey began ...